Home Decor

Clear Scraps Gnome Mini Shaker--Land that I Love

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little patriotic pride project

with Memorial Day right around the corner!   It's a fun and easy home decor idea!

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love pic 1(1)This project started with the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  I started

by tracing the different sections of the heart shape onto the red, the white/ombre and

the blue patterned papers.  I cut them out, brushed the edges with a little black distress

ink (just to cover the white core of this particular paper) and then glued them onto the

pallet.  As always, you can do whatever you'd like. Paint it, ink it, stencil it, a lot of options.

Next, I made the cute little gnome!  This is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Gnome.  Such a

cutie, right??!!  Often I will trace these out on paper, but today, I decided to "shake it up"

(haha no pun intended).  I used paint on this sweet little gnome, painting the bottom with

blue and the hat area with red.  Then I went back after it dried a bit, and used a stencil--

the Clear Scraps 4x6 Stars stencil which matches my patriotic theme perfectly.

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I used a sponge dauber with just a wee bit of white paint and added the little

stars all over with the stencil.  Turned out so cute, kind of like making your own

patterned paper.  It's always fun to play with different techniques with these

chipboard pieces.  Don't be afraid to play!

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Here it is all finished.  I added a few splatters of white paint (messy can be

a lot of fun!) and then some sparkly red, white and blue sequins.  Just the

perfect touch for this Memorial Day decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Mini Shaker Gnome,

4x6 Stars Stencil.

Other:  Red, White and Blue acrylic paint, Bella Blvd Bella Besties paper,

Bella Blvd Trinkets puffy stickers, Echo Park America stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Grandkids Desktop Frame


Tami here on the blog with you today with another project to share.

If there's one thing grandparents love almost as much as their grandkids it's PHOTOS of their grandkids!

Clear Scraps has a desk frame that makes the perfect gift for any grandparent. And you can embellish it to match their favorite colors or their home decor...

I decided to make one for my mom for mother's day; no grandmother can ever have too many pictures of their grandkids!

The most challenging part of the project was finding a "nice" photo of my two boys together!

After I found and printed the photo, the rest of the project was easy peasy.

Here's how my frame turned out...


And here is how I made the frame step-by-step...

First, I covered the small base and the heart frame with printed paper. Then I used the Sanding Stick (from Clear Scrap) to file the excess paper from around the edges. I cut out the slit on the base with a craft knife, then used the tip of the Sanding Stick to smooth the edges.


I painted the large base white.

I inked the "grand" letters using blue ink. Then I penciled in the bottom of the "a", the dot of the "i" and the top of the "d" to make it easier to fill in those details when I painted the "kids" portion of the frame.


I painted the "kids" portion of the frame green, being careful to fill in the penciled details on the letters.

After I centered the photo in the heart frame, I traced around it with a pencil. This made it easier to do the next step - which was to glue the photo to the frame. I put glue around the edge of the back of the frame, then set it on the photo - lining it up with the pencil marks. Then I cut around the heart to remove the excess portion of the photo.

To finish embellishing the frame, I adhered the heart and photo to it, then added flowers and rhinestone centers and a twine bow. A sentiment across the bottom of the heart completed the project.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today; please come back and visit us soon!


Clear Scraps: Grandkids Desktop Frame and Small Sanding Stick

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, Clear Snap: Parsley Color Eclipse, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Paper Flowers, Rhinestones and Twine

Tools: Clear Snap: Color Box Stylus & Tips, Paintbrush, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil and Craft Knife

Floral Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a beautiful floral panel using wood and chipboard elements.
With the assorted wood pallets available at Clear Scraps, there are so many projects you can create from albums to frames to home decor pieces.


Starting with a wood rectangle panel from the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack, I cut blue foiled paper slightly smaller than the panel.
I left a little edge of the wood panel to show.
At 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", this is a great size to use as a wall hanging.


Placing the 4x6 Grass Stencil on the foil, I used Rinea Ghost Ink along both edges of the panel.
Ghost Ink removes some of the color from the foil.  


The Grass Stencil added different sized lengths along the panel.
I wanted to add a pattern to the background, but I didn't want it to be overpowering, so this effect created a nice background.
Then I adhered the foil to the wood panel.


I created a very large flower from foiled paper and assembled it with a large brad.
I then placed the flower on the panel.


I chose the Life is Good chipboard word title, inking it with pink ink.
I also embossed it to give it a shiny effect.
At approximately 2" x 4", it was perfectly sized for the panel.


Finally, I used a crop-a-dile to easily punch holes in the panel and threaded ribbon through to use a the hanger.

What do you think?

I hope you give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Crafter's Companion Die; Imagine Crafts Ink


Family Desktop Frame

Happy Wednesday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share this home decor project featuring the family desktop frame. It's just so perfect for a family photo and I used this photo back from our wedding day with both sides of me and my husband's family.


▼ The desktop frame set comes with 1 laser cut word frame, 1 cutout, and 2 base pieces for the standing frame. 


▼ I started by painting the word "FAMILY" with different pink acrylic paint. I tried to mixed the colors that match a patterned paper I chose for the cut out frame. 


▼ Next, I used the cut out frame and traced on two patterned papers (one for the background and another one for the frame), cut them out and adhered with tacky glue.


▼ On the back of the cut out frame, I applied 0.25 inch double sided foam tape to adhere to the cut word frame, so a photo (with size 5.5 x 4 inches) can slide into the frame.


▼ For the two wood bases, I traced them on a patterned paper, cut them out with a carving craft knife, and adhered to the bases using tacky glue.


▼ Here is the finished look of the cut out pieces. Just assemble them together to stand it up, which is so perfect to mail as a gift.


▼ To add extra touches, I cut out some elements (flowers, leaves, butterflies, a house) and glued them to the frame. I also added some pink pearls on one of the bases for a finishing touch.


Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to create your own home decor projects. You my check HERE for all the desktop frames from Clear Scraps.

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Pinkfresh Keeping It Real Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue

This is Us

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so happy you're here! I have a home decor frame project to share with you. For my project I chose the This is Us Clear Scraps desktop frame. Clear Scraps has several different desktop frames to chose from. Click Here


First off I took some burnt orange acrylic paint and a brush, and painted the surface of my large base and around the sides.  I also painted the photo frame with the same color paint. Let dry. 


Take the smaller base and cover with any scrapbook paper of your choice.  Since I am making this frame as a gift, I  chose to go with a Southwest theme. I'm using Prima Marketing Golden Desert collection. But feel free to decorate yours, however you like. After adhering the paper, take your exacto knife and trim off any excess paper. Then take your distress tool and smooth along all the edges. Make sure you cut the slits on the base so the top frame pieces fit securely in place. 

I repeated the same steps above as I did for the small base, and covered the This is us words with coordinating papers. Trim and distress your edges. You can also paint, ink or stamp onto your frame/words. The possibilities are endless. 


I took some Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhered the two base pieces together. Make sure you line up your slits on both bases. Next you can adhere a 4x6 photo to the back of your wood frame and adhere your frame onto the main base. Snap your top frame piece in place. 

Now the fun begins with decorating your frame! I chose a cactus flower, crystals, ephermera words, puffy stickers and I tied a moon charm in between the US words, with some twine.



I hope you enjoyed this project today and will make one for yourself or as a gift. These frames come apart so mailing is easy peesy.  Take care and we thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Make sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs. See you soon! 


Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Golden Desert paper collection, paper flowers, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, twine, distress tool, exacto knife, acrylic paint. 


Stencil a Faux Ceramic Tile


Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog today with a bonus project to share with you!

This month my projects each featured a simple new or different way to use Clear Scraps' products. 

I kept the base supplies the same, so it would be easy to experiment with the ideas and techniques.

Today, I'll show you how to make a faux ceramic tile using a stencil and chipboard.

Ceramic Tiles come in many different styles, patterns and colors, but they can be expensive, and are too heavy for use on some projects.

Using chipboard for the "tile" will give you a similar look, but allow you to use the tile on projects that traditional ceramic tiles would be unsuitable for.

Here is the tile I made...


I used it to embellish a plain gray planter in my living room...

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Making the tile was easy, and started with a piece of white chipboard and Clear Scraps' Fan Scroll Stencil...

Tape stencil to chipboard and then use embossing tool to add design...


Use your finger (best tool for this job) to lightly rub gel medium into design. Work QUICKLY! as it dries fast!


After gel medium has been applied, quickly, but carefully, remove stencil.

Apply base color of ink to chipboard. Dont press hard over embossed area, let applicator glide across it...


Apply touches of accent colors...


Spritz lighlty with water to activate inks; let dry...


Closeup of detail...


Cut tile to desired size and its ready to be incorporated into your project...


You could also make smaller tiles, or cut a larger one into smaller pieces, to embellish the edges of a frame or mirror.

I hope you enjoyed this project and will come back soon for more Great projects from the other Fabulous Clear Scraps' Designers!


Clear Scraps: Fan Scroll 6X6 Stencil


Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: Gel Medium

Grafix: White Chipboard

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips


Embossing Tool

Blue Painters Tape

Paper Towels

Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shape -- Create Beautiful

Hello everyone!!  Laura here with you today to share a little springtime inspiration!

This sweet little home decor project starts with the Clear Wood Mason Jar Shape.

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Oh am I in love with these 3 packs of wood shapes!  There are several in the Clear Scraps

store.  These are great to make multiples so you can give them as gifts (imagine all of

your crafty friends getting this cute little mason jar gift!), OR yes, you can keep them all

for yourself and create projects for different rooms, different holiday, whatever you'd like!

For this project, I started by tracing the jar onto patterned paper.  Then I painted the jar lid

with gray acrylic paint.  While it dried, I cut out the traced jar, and  then glued it on.  Next I

layered on the black cardstock and contrasting plaid, then I inked the entire jar (including

the lid) with black distress ink.  Then it was time to embellish!

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This is the Fancy Butterfly chipboard embellishment from Clear Scraps.  It was painted

using aqua and terracotta acrylic paint (dabbed on to make a mottled look) and then to

make it look a little like a copper verdigris I used a bit of copper rubbing paste to gild it.

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I also used the Vine Circle chipboard embellishment, painted with black acrylic paint.

Once everything was dry, it was layered together in the center of the jar.

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The butterfly was popped up with some foam tape, and then a few flower

and heart stickers were added along with the word "create".  Twine tied

around the top of the jar finished the project off.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you're inspired to try out

the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes!  You can find the jars and many more in

the store right HERE.




Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jar Shape, Fancy Butterfly Chipboard,

Vine Circle Chipboard.

Other:  PhotoPlay plaids, Bella Blvd stickers, foam tape, twine,

gray acrylic paint, black cardstock.

Enjoy the Journey Wood Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a new home decor panel.

Are you aware that Clear Scraps creates wood rectangles and sells them in packs of three -  3 Wood Rectangles.
At 6.5" x 9.5", they are perfectly sized for albums and home decor pieces.


Taking apart the dragonflies from their frame, I placed them atop white cardstock and spritzed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Shimmer Spray Inks. 
I put aside the paper and dragonflies till they dried.
The background I created was used on a previous project.


I re-spritzed the dragonflies and then embossed them with embossing powder.
Lovin' the shimmer on them!


Color one of the Wood Rectangles with a Blue Shimmer Spray. 
It's not a heavy spray and I love that the wood grain still shows. 
It gives the panel a really unique appearance. 
Punch holes in the corners.


Spritz Enjoy the Journal with a Pink Shimmer Spray.


Adhere the phrase onto the panel, then place the dragonflies around it.


Run ribbon through the holes and tie off.


Now I have a pretty new panel to hang in my craft room.

Other Supplies:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Shimmer Spray

Thanks for stopping by.


Happiness Blooms from Within

Hello Crafty Friends!

You know how much I love creating Home Decor projects. Well I have a project perfect to welcome spring! I've chose Clear Scraps new flower shaker Click Here and the Wood Deco 3 pack Click Here


First off we'll begin by decorating our wood deco base. I'm using Carta Bella Spring Market collection, but any spring themed papers will work. I chose a wood grain paper background.  Trace around the wood shape with your pencil and cut out with your scissors. Take Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your paper to your wood base. Take an xacto knife and trim any excess paper. Using a distress tool, rub off any excess paper till smooth. Then rub distress ink all along the edges.


Next chose the any embellishments you'd like to use to create your design. I chose some stickers, ephermera pieces and fuzzy cut out the flower pots, and truck. I added distress ink along the edges of my ephermera and fuzzy cut images. The pink awning sticker I adhered to the top of my piece using foam dots. The Happiness Blooms sticker I adhered to the middle bottom area of my wood base.

Set your wood piece aside for now. We will start making our shaker flower. Take apart your shaker pieces. For the bottom base,  I chose a coordinating floral paper. Traced around the edge with my pencil. Cut it out. Glue your patterned paper to your bottom shaker base. Trim excess paper off with your exacto knife. Distress edges till smooth. Take your top shaker piece and add acrylic paints to match your design. You aren't limited to just using paints to decorate your shaker. You can use, glitter, inks whatever you prefer. I also painted the sides of my shaker pieces with green paint.


After your paint dries, take your glue and adhere your first two shaker pieces. Next you can add some colored seed beads to each section of your flower shaker. Take your acrylic flower shape and peel off the protective film off both sides before adhering to the top of your previous layer. Then carefully add your top shaker piece. Don't move your shaker until it's throughly dried or else your beads may stick to the sides. 


Now take your wood piece and glue your flower shaker to the left side of your piece.


I added a sentiment "Hello Spring" on the right side with foam dots. I added foam dots to the back of my fuzzy cut images as well as the truck. The leafy sticker I adhered below my hello spring sentiment. I scattered a few crystal gems onto my design. To finish my project, I hot glued a ribbon to the back of my wood piece. Now it's ready to display!




I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to start creating one for your home. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog. We love to see your projects. So please share them on our Facebook page! Check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest products. Click Here

Till we meet again, Happy Spring and Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Distress too Tim Holtz Distress ink Rusty hinge, Carta Bella Spring Market collection.


Stenciled Feathers Altered Tag


Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog.

My projects this month feature different techniques you can use with some of your Clear Scraps products. 

Most of the basic supplies are the same, so gather them up and have a play day to try them out.

Some ideas may be new to you, and some not so new, but the idea is to experiment with the techniques and maybe find a fresh way to use your supplies and Clear Scrap products.

The first project is an altered tag using one of the tags from Clear Scraps' Chipboard Tag Album and the 5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil...



Have you ever used modeling paste with your stencils? It is a great way to easily add dimension and texture to your project. 

The center feather in the tag was stenciled using modeling paste, then inked.

I used a page from a vintage dictionary as a background for my tag to add another layer to the project.

The layering stencils from Clear Scraps have a base image, then detail to add on top. You can also use each portion separately.

I put together a short video to show how to make this tag step-by-step...


You can use modeling paste to add stenciled designs to Clear Scraps' Wood and Acrylic products too.

You can paint or ink the paste after it dries, or try mixing in a paint or ink before applying the paste.

This altered tag would make a nice gift; slip it in a mailing envelope and send it via old fashioned snail mail.


Clear Scraps: 

5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Chipboard Tag Album


Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: White Pearl Modeling Paste

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Graphite Dyestress Ink and Bible Clear Stamps

Vintage Dictionary Page

Vintage Black Twine


Garden Gnome Shaker Home Decor

Hi Crafty Friends!

After a brutal winter, I'm definitely looking forward to Spring! Aren't you? Today I have quick and easy Home Decor project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps new adorable Gnome shaker Click Here 

Clear Scraps has many new shaker fillers to chose from. I'm using Sprinkles butterfly medley to fill my shaker Click Here

For my wood base I chose Clear Scraps wood flower 3 pack Click Here 


To start my project I painted my wooden flower shape with orange glitter acrylic paint. Let dry.


Next I took a 9 inch embroidery hoop and wrapped some floral wash I tape along the edge of my entire hoop. 


After your wood flower has dried throughly, attached some foam squares on the back of your wood flower shape and adhere in the center of your embroidery hoop. The foam tape adds some dimension to your project. 


Now take your gnome shaker apart. And paint the top shaker piece with red acrylic paint for the hat, peach paint for his nose, and I used some textured snow for his beard. Let dry. 

Take the bottom shaker piece and paint the gnomes shoes black. Trace his hat and body onto craft paper. I'm using Craft Factory Garden paper collection for this project. But any spring like craft papers will work just fine. Cut out and then glue the papers down onto the bottom gnome shaker base. Trim any edges with an xacto knife and smooth any edges with a distress tool. I added a fuzzy circle brad for a tassel on his hat.


Now start adhering your gnome shaker pieces in place using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Before gluing down your acrylic piece, add your shaker fillers and be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing. Avoid shaking or moving your shaker until it dries throughly. Otherwise your shaker filler pieces could stick to the sides. 


Take a 6x6 matching background paper and adhere with glue in the center of your wood flower.


Glue your gnome towards the bottom edge of your project. I chose some other embellishments from this paper collection and decided where I wanted to place them before adhering with craft glue. I added pop dots to the flags/lanterns, polka dot boots and spring sentiment. I bent the butterfly wings upward to give the appearance of movement. 





To finish my project I added a tulle bow at the top of my embroidery hoop. 



I hope I have inspired you and you will start creating your own spring home decor project to display in your home! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website  and see all the new craft products Click Here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Craft Factory Garden paper collection, Martha Stewart orange glitter acrylic paint, Aleene's fake snow, foam dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue.


Creating an Alice Themed Teapot Chipboard Wall Decor


I love Alice in Wonderland Themed items. Today I am excited to share this Alice themed Teapot I created using my Clear Scraps Teapot Chipboard Album.   I admit that this Teapot Chipboard Album.  was one of the very first items from Clear Scraps.  I always knew I wanted to create a Alice themed project with it, but could never find the "right" idea or papers etc.  So I decided to mix up an entire paper collection
To recreate to project you will need  one page from the Clear Scraps Teapot Chipboard Album, Alice in Wonderland themed papers, and some modge podge or sealer. 
Start by detail cutting out some of the characters to use as embellishments on your project. 
Tear your patterned paper into small pieces.  Adhere to your  Clear Scraps Teapot Chipboard Album. 

Continue adding the torn paper to the teapot until the entire page is covered. . 


Once dry, trim the edges of your teapot. Begin adding your detail cut characters and items you cut as embellishments to your teapot. 




Continue to add your pieces until your project is finished.  I hope you enjoyed this easy project! 

Coffee Lover Home Decor Project

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here to share a home decor project for all you coffee lovers out there! I can't start my day without a cup of java! I love creating home decor projects.  And Clear Scraps printer trays are so much fun and easy to decorate to match your own style and decor.. You can choose from many different styles. Click Here

I'm using Clear Scraps new coffee mug shaker! Isn't it cute? Click Here


I chose Echo park's  Coffee paper collection to decorate my printer tray.  First off I cut some strips of paper 1/4 x 12 inches. Then I took craft glue and adhered the strips of paper onto all the edges of your top frame piece. Trim off any excess paper. 


Next I cut out some journaling cards to fit inside each section of my tray. Making sure of placement before gluing them to the bottom base of your printer tray,  Let dry. 

Now you can glue down all your other chipboard layers in place onto your printer tray. I chose to use the acrylic sheet to protect my images. But if you chose not to add the acrylic sheet, you can save it for later to use on another project. Be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic before adhering to your frame.

I fuzzy cut out a some of the pastries, coffee cup and latte, inked the edges, added some foam dots to the back and adhered them onto different sections on my tray. I added some glitter touches on top of pastries, latte cup. I took a coffee bean heart sticker, added pop dots to the back and adhered it above my middle section on the left side. I took a piece of twine, tied two bows and attached each of the coffee flag stickers on top of my twine, on the bottom right section of my tray. How you decorate yours is totally up to you! Here's some examples of how I decorated mine.





Now we'll decorate our shaker coffee mug. I cut a journaling sentiment card and glued it onto my bottom shaker piece. I trimmed around the edges with my xacto knife. Then I took my distress tool and smoothed  around the edges. Next  I glued my next chipboard shaker layers on top. I filled my shaker with some beads and coffee bean shapes. Peel the protective film off both sides of your acrylic shaker shape and adhere on top of your previous layer. Then adhere the top shaker piece. Leave  your shaker undistured until it's throughly dried before shaking. This will prevent your shaker elements to get stuck to the sides. To add some sparkle to the middle section of my shaker coffee mug, I brushed on some Luna paste and then added some sparkle ink over the top. 


Lastly adhere your shaker piece to the top of your printer tray!


I hope you enjoyed my project and will be inspired to make one for yourself.  Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, I  hope you all have a wonderful week. Stay safe and Happy crafting! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website to see all the exciting new products Click Here

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Stickles diamond glitter, Echo park Coffee paper collection, Luna paste-golden sand, Spectrum Noir Sparkle ink-Log fire.


Clear Scrap Mixer Chipboard Embellishment--Happiness is Homemade Decor

Hi all!!  Laura here with you today!  I've got another project with those awesome

Clear Scraps Wood Rectangles.  Remember I said they come in a THREE pack!

So that means a lot of creative goodness wrapped up in one package!!  This one

would make a great gift, or just a great piece of decor for your own kitchen!

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The blank wooden rectangles are a great canvas to use and for this project I

kept it simple, just cut a piece of patterned paper to fit, inked the edges a bit,

then glued it down.  They are fun to paint though too!  Speaking of paint,

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the pretty eyelet chipboard border is something brand new in the Clear Scraps store!

I painted it with white acrylic paint and brushed the edges with a bit of gray to give

it a little more depth.  These are actually made for our slimline albums, but never be

afraid to use things like that in different ways!  Especially when you get them in a 2 pack!

They are the Fancy Chipboard Borders and you can find them in the store HERE.

And there might be another Clear Scraps chipboard piece on this particular project.

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The Mixer Chipboard Embellishment, isn't it the cutest?  Love those mixers, something

very farmhouse chic about them!  These types of chipboard are fun.  If you wanted to

paint it all black and use as a silhouette you could, or all of any color really.  I chose to

really create the look of the mixer, so I used the red, gray and yes, even cream colored

paint to paint that tiny little bit in the middle to give it contrast....haha!  Just use a nice

fine paint brush and you can create a little or a lot of detail with these chipboard pieces!


Well, thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood RectanglesFancy Chipboard Borders,

Mixer Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  acrylic paint--gray, white, red, cream, twine, red jute twine,

Carta Bella Farm to Table paper and stickers.

Family Desktop Frame with Faux Wood Burning


Tami here with another project to show you.

A few years ago, my family went to Dallas for a mini vacation and I had been wanting to create something to display a photos of all of us.

Clear Scraps has a nice selection of Desktop Frames, and I thought the wood Family Desktop Frame would be perfect.

I decided to try out a technique that had popped into my head when I was digging through my studio awhile back.

My son had been into wood burning and I had inherited his wood burning supplies. I like how it looks, but had had trouble achieving consistent results when I tried my hand at it.

My idea was to try mimic-ing the look by using brown ink and a stencil. I was very happy with how the frame turned out...


I started the project by inking the "FAMILY" portion of the frame with aqua ink.

I also inked the frame using the same ink, just a lighter application of it...


The base pieces were inked with aqua ink and brown ink...


Next, it was time to add the faux "wood burn". I used blue painters tape to hold the stencil to the wood frame and taped off portions that I did not want to ink. Then I applied brown ink to the stencil; the bottom portion of the Lace Doily Border Stencil was used...


Here's how it looked...


I then used the top portion of the stencil on the FAMILY letters at the top of the frame...


Here's a close-up pic of them after stenciling...


All pieces were lightly distressed around the edges with brown ink...


I printed out a quote to use by the photo and adhered both it and the photo to a piece of cardstock cut to the outer size of the frame.

Then it was time to assemble the frame...


A few paper flowers and a twine bow were added to the upper left corner as finishing touches...


I hope you enjoyed this project and technique and will try it out on one of your projects.


Clear Scraps: Family Desktop Frame and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Clear Snap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Moonstone Dyestress Ink and Stylus & Tips, Paper Flowers, Pearls, Twine White Cardstock and Blue Painters Tape

Clear Scraps Wood Rectangles -- Embrace the Journey Decor

Hi there everyone!!!  Laura here with you today, to share some home decor inspiration

with this project created using the versatile Clear Scraps Wood Rectangle as a base.

Clear_Scraps_Wood Rectangles_Embrace the Journey Decor(1)It's bright, cheerful, and a reminder that we all have our own unique journey,

(even more so right now!) and we should embrace it, and try to find a reason to

celebrate or be grateful everyday!

Now I am a huge fan of a "blank canvas" so to speak, like these Wood Rectangles.

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These come in a 3 pack in the Clear Scraps store, so they are not only a great item

to create with, but they are a great value as well!  Ink them, paint them, stain them,

cover them with pretty paper, or you could even just leave them plain wood.   For

this project, I used blue, white and gray acrylic paint.  I painted most of the piece

blue, but didn't cover it all.  I came back in to fill those spots with streaks of white

and gray.  I wanted it to feel like a pretty springtime sky.

Next I layered in the bricks!  The 4x6 Brick Wall stencil from Clear Scraps is a fave!

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It's perfect for backgrounds, and if you use a texture paste and a little ink on there once

it dries (like I did here), it gives such a great texture.  I also just scraped some paste

randomly around the edges to frame it off.  With the stencil, you could also trace it,

or use paint or sprays or inks as well.  A lot of great possibilities to get creative!

While the base dried, I painted the cute little Fence Chipboard Embellishments.

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I used gray acrylic paint, and then brushed on white to give it a little more of a weathered

fence look.  Love all the options of chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps!

A few layered cardstock embellishments and stickers, and I've got a great piece of

inspirational decor to hang in my home office, craft room, or wherever!!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Rectangles, 4x6 Brick Stencil, Fence Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Storyteller ephemera and stickers and molding paste,

acrylic paint--gray, white, speckled egg (distress paint).