Home Decor

Recipe Memory-Dex DIY Wood Box

Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog to share one of the Memory-Dex DIY Boxes with you! If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them! There are four different styles of boxes to choose from and both acrylic and chipboard dividers!  

After assembling my box, I  painted all sides (including the inside) with brown acrylic paint.  I  added a touch of water to  give it a "stained" look.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the sides and front of the wood.  For accent, I  added the inside circle of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to the front of the 6 Inch Regular Memory-Dex DIY Box.  



I  decorated the Vintage Chipboard Dividers using black acrylic paint and patterned paper on both sides.  I used these mainly for my accent divider cards. 





To separate out my recipes, I  used the Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers as shown here.  


Since I  could not use regular size recipe cards, I  decided to type out my favorites onto tags and place them behind my dividers.  


For breakfast, I  created a pocket for my tags using the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider.



I tried to keep my embellishments simple and not overpower my dividers.  I  do love how the black makes the colors of the collection I  used pop! 








For my dinner tags, I did include one with favorite go to places that we love to eat out.  My husband is definitely the cook in our family! LOL 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! Hope this inspires you to create one of your own Memory-Dex DIY Boxes of your own! You can find all of the coordinating products by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, chipboard stickers, chipboard frames, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook.com; stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; distress chalk ink: Quick Quotes; journaling pen:  American Crafts; typewriter: Brother; misc: seam binding

Home Sweet Home Memory-Dex Cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have another project to share today using the new Memory-Dex cards from Clear Scraps! For my project today I chose to use the Clear Scraps House's Chipboard Divider Cards Click here there are so many different styles to chose from, you'll want to collect more than one set and mix and match them to any theme or decor.


There are also different style Wooden Boxes,  Click here you can create and store all your Memory-Dex cards inside. How fun is that!

The papers I chose are from Simple Stories "Hearth and Home" collection. This is a great way to use up all your leftover Scraps!

To begin I painted the tops and bottom edges on both sides using acrylic Black paint. Let dry. 


Next I chose several different papers to decorate the front and back sides of each Memory-Dex card. 



Now the fun part begins! You can chose what embellishments you want to use to decorate each side of your card. I like to use a variety of stickers, Chipboard stickers, ephemera, Brads and enamel dots! 

Front of Card 1: I added some of the Journaling bits and pieces sentiments, mixer sticker I applied foam dots on the back before adhering to my card. I adhered some chipboard sticker spoons and 3 enamel dots on the chimney and Love this sticker on the roof. Here's a closeup!


Back of card 1: I cut out a small sentiment piece, applied foam dots on the back before adhering on the left side. The Let's do Dinner, journal bits and finished with a few puffy sticker floral/vase, and bird. Here's a closeup!


Front of Card 2: I took the bench ephemera piece and adhered with foam dots, and acouple chipboard sticker elements. 


Back of Card 2:

I took 3 of the houses Journaling bits and pieces and adhered to my card using foam dots. A puffy sticker on the chimney and Home chipboard sticker on the roof!


Front of Card 3: I adhered 3 chipboard sentiment phases and chipboard flower to the base. A puffy sticker at the top! 


Back of Card 3: I cut out the laundry sign from a scrap paper. Applied to the card with foam dots. I glued a days of the week journal bits piece on the left side. And a few cchipboardhearts and bird stickers. To finish I added a heart sticker on the roof.


Here's a look at my finished Memory-Dex cards!





I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest Memory-Dex cards and boxes available for purchase!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next month, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Beacon glue, Back acrylic paint, Simple Stories Hearth and Home Collection.


Make a Leprechaun Gnome Buddy

Top O' the Morning to ya!  It's Maureen with you on this St. Patrick's Day!  I happened to "catch" this cute little leprechaun character in the act of being, you know, CUTE.  And I thought I'd share him with you today.


I cannot resist the gnome characters from Clear Scraps - they are addicting to decorate for every season!  This one is a pretty fast project, because I'm using card stock colors as my base.  The item I'm using is the Medium Wood Gnome #2 and he is as cute as can be.  He also is a nice size for a display while still being able to store him easily in a box.


First, I've traced his beard in a red-orange card stock and cut it out.  I do more tracing of the wood pieces for the hat, pants, hands and nose - in green and peach papers, respectively.   His shoes were easy to cut - I covered that area with 2 die cut ovals.


Then, using some brown inks, I've stenciled beard lines in random spots with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil.  I've used this stencil a lot - it is great to get a realistic look for hair, beards, etc.  I've also dusted the edges of the beard and glued it to the wood piece.


Next I added the buckle on his hat - to make this easy, simply cut a strip about 2" thick of paper (mine is black glitter) and then trim off the ends with a detail scissors.  The buckle comes together by taking 2 different square die cuts to yellow paper, cutting out the middle with the smaller square and gluing it on.


My leprechaun needed something in his hands - so I added a cup of coffee, of course!  He is holding the Coffee Cup Mini Shaker, decorated with layers of papers traced out and glued on the top layer.  The shaker is filled with brown, orange and yellow shaker bits.


After adding the coffee cup, I did add a couple white details to the nose and hands for dimension.  If you decide you want your display outside, I recommend adhering your card stock papers with modge podge and then finishing with a sealant.

He is now sitting inside near my front entryway, keeping an eye on all his gold!  Golden coffee, that is.  Hee hee!

I hope this project encourages you to go 'green' this holiday.  Take care and we'll see you next time!



Enjoy the Little Things

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Now that the month of March has arrived, I have spring fever! Now's the perfect time to start creating those Springtime projects!

Today I have a Springtime Home Decor project to share. I'll be using several Clear Scraps products, including Rectangle wood shape (you can find all the wood products available including Shiplap shapes that would work just fine for this project Click here mini shaker mushroom Click here and Clear Scraps Scallop Chipboard border Click here

The paper collection I chose to use is from Graphic45 "Little Things " (the gnomes and garden fairies are too cute) I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I covered my wood base with one of the patterned papers and cut to measure 10 x 7 & 7/8 inches. Adhere to your base using Beacon glue. I recommend using a strong permanent glue such as Beacon. 

Now take your scalloped chipboard borders 20230305_134953
and cut apart one border. You can save the other scalloped border for a future project. Taking another coordinating paper, (I chose one of the border pieces from this collection) I cut to measure 10 inches. Then glue your paper onto your scalloped chipboard border, leaving about 1/4 inch of wood showing at the bottom. I trimmed away any excess paper at the top,  using an x-acto knife. Using your Clear Scraps sanding tool Click here or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges.


Then glue your chipboard border piece at the top of your wood base. Set aside for now. 


 Now  let's begin to decorate and assemble our mushroom shaker. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I applied some cream acrylic paint to the stem of my shaker piece. On the top mushroom cap piece, I applied some red acrylic paint. Let dry. 


Taking the bottom mushroom cap shaker piece,  I chose one of the patterned papers and traced around the mushroom cap. Cut out and glue your paper to your shaker base. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges using your sanding tool. 


Take your next 2 bottom chipboard shaker pieces and glue in place on top of your bottom piece. Fill your shaker with glitter, beads, sequins (I used Clear Scraps Summer sequins) Click here


Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece before gluing in place. Lastly glue your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!


Now the fun part of planning how you want decorate your project and what embellishments you would like to add. I don't glue anything down onto my project, until I'm happy with their placement. 

I fussycut some images from several scrap papers.


Then I adhered my butterfly at the top of my mushroom shaker. I slightly bent my mushroom paper piece to create dimension. Then glued onto the bottom stem of my mushroom. The gnome I adhered foam dots to the back before adhering.  Here's a photo for you!


Now choosing one of the Journaling cards, I cut it out and then carefully torn around the edges. Then applied some Distress Ink along the edges. I adhered foam tape onto the back of my Journaling card and adhered on the left side of my wood base. Here's a closeup!


I cut out a border sentiment piece and glued along the bottom edge. I also fussycut some flower fairies and adhered them above my border sentiment using foam dots. The Butterflies i glued above the flower fairies and added a touch of Stickles Stardust glitter to their wings! Here's some closeups!


To finish up my project, I glued my mushroom shaker above the sentiment border, next to my flower fairies. I took one of the matching chipboard sentiments and frame (from this paper collection) and glued at the top, along with a gold pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard frame. I attached a metal hanger on the backside of my wood base. Now it's ready to display on your wall!


I thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! I hope I've inspired you to start creating a Springtime project to decorate your home! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products available for purchase!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, Distress or sanding tool, Graphic45 pearl gems, Graphic45 Little Things paper collection, Stickles Stardust glitter , Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs 

Life's a Bowl of Cherries Shiplap Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana here! I'm back with another Home Decor project for you! For this project today, I'm using Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap shape small Click here and Clear Scraps Baking Chipboard Embellishment! Click here


The papers I chose are from Graphic45 "Life's a Bowl of Cherries " paper collection. I'll be inking all my papers and embellishments using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I took some Folkart Chalk Paint Parchment and painted the top handle area including along the sides. Let dry. 


Next I chose 2 coordinating papers from the 8x8 pad and cut down to fit on each section of my Shiplap pallet. I inked my papers before gluing. I recommend using a strong bond glue like Beacon. Here's the paper measurements for each section:

Top: 6 3/8 x 2 & 1/2 inches

Middle: 6 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches 

Bottom: 6 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches 


Take you Chipboard Baking Embellishment piece and cut away the rolling pin from the frame. You can save the other embellishments for future projects. Using some Prima Ingrid Bergman Chalk Ink Knotted Wood and Pastel Brown, I applied the Chalk onto the chipboard handles and rolling pin.


Set aside to dry. After it has throughly dried, I adhered one of the diecut ticket sentiments to the center of my rolling pin. Then applied some foam dots to the back of my chipboard piece, before adhering onto the top section of my cutting board shape. Here's a closeup!


Now the fun part of choosing your embellishments! I used a variety of embellishments such as matching diecuts, and fussycut elements from the papers!


On the lower handle area on my cutting board, I glued this cute tiny cherry diecut. Below that, I cut out one of the Life is Sweet border pieces from the paper pad  and adhered along the top edge using foam dots. 

On the middle section on my cutting board, I glued a diecut sentiment in the center. Then fussycut acouple cherry embellishments and adhered in each corner. 

Along the bottom section,  I cut out two of the stamp pieces and glued one on each side. In the middle I adhered the bottle cap" Cherry Soda" in the center using foam dots. Here's a closeup!


To finish I took some jute cord and threaded it through the top hole on my cutting board. Then tie a knot on the end. I applied some Stickles Stardust glitter on some of the Cherry images along with Spectrum Noir Glossy Accents. This highlights and adds dimension to the cherries! I think this would be a cute decor piece to display in your kitchen!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest Shiplap shapes available for purchase! I hope you will create something beautiful and share with us on our Facebook Creative page!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Folkart Chalk Paint Parchment, Prima Ingrid Bergman Chalk Ink Knotted Wood and Pastel Brown, score board, trimmer, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights Clear, foam dots, jute cord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Beacon glue 

Vintage Couture Acrylic Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I have a Home Decor project idea using Clear Scraps 3x8 Wide Scallop Album, Click here  Clothes Hangers Chipboard Click here and 5.5 x 11 Acrylic Tab Slimline album Click here



I love Vintage clothing from back in the day. I think the styles of clothing were so classy and elegant! Don't you? So for my project today, we will be using Graphic45 "Couture Paper pad 8x8 and some items from my crafty stash!

We will be using only the top Acrylic Slimline album piece as our base for this project. You can save the other pages for a future project. In addition,  we will only use the top Chipboard tag from the Wide Scallop Album. 

I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

First I chose 2 coordinating papers from the 8x8 pad and traced, cut and glued my (chic) paper onto my chipboard tag base. I trimmed away any excess paper and smoothed out any rough edges. I cut my 2nd coordinating paper (Accessories") to measure 3x3. Then glue in place. Taking some Graphic45 Gold and black washi tape, I applied on an angle across the upper left corner and bottom right corner. Then I cut out one of the small Journaling cards (Stylish) and adding foam dots to the backside, I adhered on top of my previous two layers. I glued a tiny button along the bottom. Added a few Gold Dazzle stickers over the two holes on my chipboard tag and on each bottom corners. Then adding some foam tape onto the back of tag, I adhered it in the center of my acrylic album piece. I cut one of the border sentiments and glued on the acrylic tab on the bottom edge. Here's a closeup!


Cut apart one of the chipboard hangers (save the other hanger for another future project) I applied with my finger some silver Gliding Wax over the top part of the hanger. Then I applied some Gold Gliding Wax to the bottom portion of my hanger.


On the left side, I cut a piece from tthat measures 3x4 inches and adhered onto my acrylic bbase.i glued my hanger at a slight angle across the top of my paper. I added a tiny white bow onto my hanger. I fussy cut acouple vintage fashion gals and adhered on my paper using foam dots. I added a button card with foam dots on the lower left side. Here's a closeup!


For the right side, i cut another paper (Lovely) to measure 3x 4 &1/4 inches. I matted one of the larger Journaling cards on top. Then adhered on the right side. I fussy cut two of the postage stamps and stapled them onto the lower left side of my journal card. Here's a closeup!


To finish this project,  I took two pieces of gold tulle, and thread through each hole on the left and right side, then tied into a bow! I repeated this in the middle using some white tulle. Here's my finished project!


Now it's ready to display and enjoy!

I hope you are inspired and enjoyed my project today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest products available!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next month, have a crafty day!


Other Supplies Used:

Graphic45 Couture 8x8 paper pad, Graphic45 washi tape in Black and Gold, Gliding Wax in Gold and Silver,  Gold and White Tulle, small button, scoring tool,  Beacon glue, Dazzle stickers-Gold, stapler, xaco knife, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, button card, white bow.


Now & Then Wood Frame

Hello my crafty friends, 

It's Sandy Diller here today with a wonderful gift that was created using the 

Now & Then Wood Frame

I am planning to give this as a gift so no photos yet.  It will be easy for the recipient to add 
any photos they wish because I have left the top of each frame open to slide a photo in.


I used a spray stain to color my frame - I wanted the wood grain to show through.  
Any paint or stain will work for this.  


I edged the letters with some dark ink to make it appear antique.  I love Steampunk so 
added a few gears.
Thanks for stopping by.

Clear Scraps Memory-Dex--Filled with Faith

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a project using one of the amazing NEW Memory-Dex from Clear Scraps!

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I will warn you now you will LOVE these adorable new boxes!  This one is called the Regular DIY Wood Box.  You'll find both sizes and styles of boxes and all the cards in both acrylic and chipboard to fill 'em up in the Clear Scraps store in the "What's New" section HERE.   To create the box you can paint, cover with paper, whatever you choose.  I used white acrylic paint and brushed it on so it left the box with a distressed-like feel.   I painted the dowels that hold the cards in place black for a nice contrast.  After gluing the box together, the sides were decorated with pretty patterned paper strips matted on black cardstock, then some stickers popped up with foam tape.

To make the cards for the box, I started by painting the back of the chipboard cards black.

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After they dried, I used a bold script stamp and white ink to stamp an image down the middle of the card.  I could have filled the card, but I liked the look of the edges.  You can easily do paper, pictures, etc on both sides, but thought I'd show a little different idea!  Next up was to decorate the front of the cards.

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This particular card is one of the Vintage Chip Dividers--and all the different cards come in a THREE pack!  I traced it onto paper, cut it out, then glued it onto the chipboard and added a little embellishment.  The other 2 tags in this picture are nice little additions if you are creating on of these--just cut out the 3"x4" journal cards (or fussy cut images on them) and add a bit of twine or ribbon.  If you add some lined paper or an index card cut to fit, you can use these to journal on too--I'll add bible verses to mine!

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A 4"x4" journal card trims down nicely to fit the Regular Chip dividers (square), the other cards pictured are from the Angel Chip Dividers, the Hearts Chihttps://www.clearscraps.com/product_p/csmdxanglec.htmp Dividers, and the Houses Acrylic Dividers.   These are so fun to mix and match and with 3 in a pack, the combinations and creative possibilities are endless!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Regular DIY Wood Box, Vintage Chip Dividers, Regular Chip Dividers, Angel Chip dividers, Hearts Chip Dividers, and Houses Acrylic Dividers.

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, black, Brilliance ink--Marshmallow White, Echo Park Forward With Faith collection paper and stickers, twine, ribbon, script stamp, foam tape, glue.

This Is Us Memory-Dex DIY Wood Box

Hello friends! Jennifer here on the blog today to share one of the new Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes with you! I  am so loving these fun, new products and have enjoyed creating with them!  For today's post, I  used the 12 Inch High DIY Wood Box as my base! My project is all about my family and I can't wait to show you what I  did!  


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After assembling my DIY Wood Box with wood glue, I  painted the sides and inside with black acrylic paint.  I left a blank space for where I knew I would be placing patterned paper. Next, with my Beacon Adhesive I  applied patterned paper to the front, sides and back of my DIY Wood Box. 


While I  had my black acrylic paint out, I  painted the This is Us Chipboard Word Script Title that I  used on my front Divider Card.  


Here it is on the  Rounded Chipboard Divider Card which I  covered in patterned paper and small embellishments. I  love the way the black stands out against the paper!  


I  also painted the House Mini Shaker Shape....only painting the top chipboard frame, as well as the edges of the two middle frames. 


And here is my assembled shaker! I  thought it would look cute tucked in between my divider cards! 


Since my project is about my family, I  decided to use the House Chipboard Divider Cards. I  simply painted the bottom third with black acrylic paint and covered the top with patterned paper.  Most dividers I  used a wallet sized photo matted onto white cardstock.  





Another cute tuck in!  I used the Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment Shape which I painted black and backed the "screen" with patterned paper.  


For my Rounded Tab Acrylic Dividers, I colored them with pearlized pink alcohol ink which matched nicely with the collection I  used.  


Here is a finished card with photo + patterned paper! 


I embellished a couple of my divider cards with the Door Knocker Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.  I  applied Gold Gilding Polish to each of them to give a nice shine.  


Here is a close up of one of the House Chipboard Divider Cards with a Door Knocker Chipboard Embellishment Shape. 












I also used a few of the Regular Tab Chipboard Dividers as well.  




Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes and Dividers by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!  

Girl Power Heart Printer Tray

They say February is the month to share love with others, but how easy is it to show some love to yourself?  Hi everyone, it's Maureen with you today.  I wanted to share a project that I've recently hung in my office.  It is meant to be a source of encouragement during those days when it feels kinda blah, you know?


This project is done with the Heart Printer Tray Frame.  What a great item to do a lot of the layout work for you!

I found a set of "girl boss" cards that I've had for awhile, and my original intent was to get some of them framed.  Since THAT hasn't happened (Ha!), it was time to get this great paper out of the box!  I've chosen a few sayings and paper patterns that worked well together and set them aside.


These cards were laid behind the frame at first to see what fit where, then I cut them apart and once again laid them out.  Each separate piece is glued to the base of the printer tray frame.


Next, I painted the top of the frame in peach paint and set aside.  Once it was dry I added a coat of glitter glue to the top.


It's time to layer in the 2 bottom layers of the frame, and I'm using a tacky glue for this.  Glue each piece on and let dry, then choose which windows you'll add some bling in.


For this theme, I'm once again turning to the Lovely Sequin Mix - it's so versatile, and I use it for a lot of my Spring projects!

Some of the paper was set aside to cover the heart from the set of Word n Shape Family Heart collection.  I've glued the paper on and dusted the edges in ink. 


I'm adding a couple felt roses to the frame.  These are such a fun embellishment to make!  Simply cut a felt circle in a spiral, then start twisting it from the outside all the way in. 


Use some hot glue to glue the center in place, then add a green felt leaf shape (I hand cut mine.).


This will look good in an easel, but you can also hang your frame.  You can adhere ribbon in between the layers with hot glue or staple the ribbon to the back.


And I am done with my project!  I think I'm going to hang this next to my desk as an inspiration piece!  Where would you put a girl power sign in your creative or work space?


Thanks for joining me today - happy crafting!


Additional supplies:  Recollections "Boss Babe" papers (these are retired, but many others will work), glue, peach paint, Stickles rainbow glitter glue, scissors, ribbon and a glue gun


Clear Scraps--Printer Tray--Color Me Happy

Hi everyone!  Laura with you today to share a bright, colorful, fun project for your craft room or as inspiration for your crafting space!

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The Clear Scraps Square Printer Tray Frame makes a great base for these projects!  The top frame was painted with aqua acrylic paint.  It's fun to stamp on the frame or brush with ink or paint around the edges, but I thought the clean look framed out this one just right, and it's always a great option!  The squares are super simple too!  The 4x4 journal cards in a paper collection are the perfect size.  The printers trays are built just like our mini shakers.  A solid back, then 2 frames you glue on, then the acrylic piece (always remember to remove the protective film on BOTH sides) and then the top frame.  Rather than glue the 4x4 squares to the back piece though, I cut them out and glued them to the back of the first square frame piece, then I glued that down on the solid back piece.  After that I started to add tags, stickers and other embellishments.  Here you can see how the different layers create depth.

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The tag was centered in the square and glued down, then the stickers--the paint brush and bottom paint is flat, the yellow paint I used foam tape, and then the enamel dot.  The flower sticker and "scrappy & happy" are added on the outside (the scrappy & happy with foam tape).  The layers really make the project!  Don't be afraid to use items under and on the acrylic layer!   And of course you can always add a sentiment/title.

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The "Let's Get Crafty" is cute and fitting for this project--and easy to add directly onto the frame.  If you'd like to see all the different options (hint there are quite a few!) for the Printer Tray Frames you can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Printer Tray Frame

Other: Aqua acrylic paint, twine, enamel dots, foam tape, Simple Stories Let's Get Crafty Collection.

Mason Jar Recipe/Photo Album

 Hello Friends,

Sandy Diller here with a fun little project that can be used for recipes or photos.  I used the 

Mason Jar Wood Accordion Shaker Album to create this display.


My album is empty right now but I plan to add photos or recipes to the pages and give it as a gift.
I began this project by cutting the lids from a metallic paper to resemble the lid of a real jar.  I traced the outline and then cut out enough to cover each jar in the album.
I used double sided adhesive to attach the paper to each jar but you could use glue as well.

 I edged each jar with blue ink, I used Distress Oxide, Broken China but any blue you have will work.



After edging all the jars I decorated with some die cuts, you could use stickers as well.  The front was painted and attached after inserting my cover photo.
I used rings to hold all the pieces together.

Thanks for joining me today,



Vintage Shiplap Heart Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and back to share another February project with you! February is all about Love! I love decorating my home for every holiday including Valentine's Day! How about you?

Today I'll be using Clear Scraps Heart Shiplap Shape Large Click here mini shaker heart Click here


The papers, flowers, ephemera I'll be using to decorate my Shiplap Heart, are from Frank Garcia's Magic Love collection. I adore the vintage look. But you could use any paper style you prefer to decorate your wood heart base. 

To begin I took some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint and applied around the outside edges of my heart shape, including between the wood sections Let dry before preceding to the next step.


I chose two different coordinating papers from the collection, I traced and cut each piece out. Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then I applied foam tape on the back of each piece of paper before adhering to each section of my Shiplap Heart base. Set your heart aside for now. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I traced my bottom shaker chipboard piece onto one of the Journaling cards in this collection. Glue onto your chipboard shaker piece using Beacon glue. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Using your Distress tool smooth away any rough edges. I applied some Prima Old Rose Chalk Ink  onto my top shaker heart piece. Let dry. I also fussy cut a few hearts from one of my Scrap papers. 


Next glue your next two chipboard pieces in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or beads. I chose Clear Scraps Summer sequins Click here now taking your acrylic shaker piece, peel off the protective film from both sides. Then glue in place. Leave undisturbed (no shaking) until throughly dry. Then I glue some white pom pom trim around the edge of my shaker heart!


Now it time to decorate and add your embellishments! I like to rearrange and figure out their placement before adhering to my piece. I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker before adhering to my Shiplap Heart base. Here's a closeup!


I adhered some wood stickers, Prima flowers, crystals and sticker hearts! Some ephemera pieces I added foam dots to the back before adhering. I love to tuck in some pearls in between my flowers and a few hearts! Here's some closeups!




To finish my home decor piece, I glued some white ruffled crepe paper around the edges of my Shiplap Heart. I think this adds such a nice vintage touch! I added a metal hanger onto the back. Now it's ready to hang!


I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Check back often to see what all the other design team members have created just for you! Shop for all your crafty supplies and see all that's new on the Clear Scraps website! Click here

I'll be back soon to share another project to hopefully inspire you! Until then, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Frank Garcia's Magic Love collection, Prima flowers, Prima crystals, Prima Chalk Ink "old rose" trimmer, score board, xaco knife, Beacon glue, Heart clip, stapler, foam dots and tape, sequins, white pompom trim, white ruffled crepe paper 


Valentine Large Heart Shiplap Decor

Hello crafty friends! Happy Valentines Day! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun project I created using the Large Heart Shiplap Shape! I had in mind this will be perfect as a door hanger for future Februarys!  The techniques I  used are simple and I'm going to share them with you today! 



Starting with some red chalk paint, I covered the front of my Heart Shiplap Shape; giving it a few coats.  The birch wood accepts the chalk paint nicely and I wanted a bright red result.  I did use my sanding tool to around  the edges to give it a distressed look. 


Next, taking my Beacon-3-in-1 Liquid Adhesive, I  affixed patterned paper to the top and bottom of my Heart Shiplap Shape.  I  cut away any excess paper with my scissors followed by again using my sanding tool.  


I set aside my Shiplap to work on my embellishments.  Using the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  painted each with a light coat of white acrylic paint.  


After allowing my paint to dry, I  applied embossing ink and pink glitter powder  to each of the Dragonflies.  I set with my heat tool and set them aside.  



I  added additional patterned paper and embellishments before affixing my Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with my Beacon Liquid Adhesive. 



Lastly, using my Big Bite I punched holes in each side of the top of my Shiplap and threaded this cute red gingham ribbon through so I  could hang my creation!  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, chipboard frame: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; embossing ink, embossing powder: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon, sanding tool

Clear Scraps--DIY Medium Pallet--Irish Blessing Home Decor

Hi there everyone!!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for one of my favorite holidays--St. Patrick's Day!!

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Have you every created a fun home decor piece?  If you haven't, the Clear Scraps DIY Pallets are a GREAT place to start!  You can make adorable projects for yourself or for friends and family, and you can also choose from multiple shapes available in the Clear Scraps store.  You can find them all HERE.  Looking for an easy place to start--try this Square Medium DIY Pallet I've used for this project.  This one is really easy to work with, but still makes for a beautiful final result!  It's easy to cover with pretty patterned papers like I did with this one, but you could paint it, stain it, stamp it, stencil it, so many possibilities!  Sky's the limit for you to add your own creative touch!  After you are finished with the base, time to decorate!

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The Word n Shape Blessed-Truck works perfectly for this St. Patrick's home decor.  The word "blessed" was simple to paint green, add a few enamel dots, then glue onto the project.  Clean and simple!  A little enamel shamrock makes a cute touch.  The sentiment is journal box matted on black cardstock and is just the right size to fit into the back of the truck.

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The other part of the Word n Shape Blessed-Truck duo is painted with black paint, and embellished with a small piece of patterned paper and a couple of enamel dots.  A couple of fussy cut shamrocks, enamel dots and alpha letters complete this project. 

There are quite a few choices of the word/figure duos in the Clear Scraps store.  These go with the 3D Frameables which are super cute too!  It's always fun to think outside the box and mix and match pieces from different sets!  Find all the options HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet, Word n Shape Blessed-Truck

Other:  Acrylic Paint--green and black, enamel dots, Bella Blvd alpha, Doodlebug enamel shamrocks, Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes paper.

Coffee Talk Memory Card Box

"I don't have a relationship with coffee, coffee has a relationship with ME."  Ha, ha - hi there!  It's Maureen with you today and I'm excited to be sharing one of the newest products from Clear Scraps - the DIY Memory-Dex box and cards!


As is my nature, I like to pick themes that "speak to me."  And coffee definitely does that, ha ha ha!  I wanted this project to be a fun item to flip through but also have the ability to be a gift or functional in its purpose.


I'm starting with assembling the box, which Clear Scraps makes so incredibly easy!  These pieces fit together like a glove and make your job so simple.  Just add glue!


I'm using a tacky glue because I find it to be very easy to work with, but also secure to hold the pieces together.  However, you can use any standard wood glue as well.  I've added glue on each joint, and started with the side and back panel.  After a few minutes, I've added the other side and front panel.

Wipe off any excess glue you see with a wet paper towel or wipe.


Next, I insert the rods into the holes of the smaller wood pieces and then lay that entire section in to the box first.  Then, I squeeze some glue on the back and front of the box bottoms, and push the smaller pieces up against it.  Seriously - this is one easy item to assemble!  It only took a little while to put together and some time to dry.


The outside of the box is decorated in several coffee themed patterns, and I've simply traced the boxes with a pencil.  Any excess edges are trimmed with a detail scissors after gluing on to the sides.


My papers had fun quotes so I cut one of them in strips and added it to both sides of my box, along with a white card stock border.  All edges are dusted with some brown ink, to give it dimension.  I've also stamped a sentiment and added a die cut "coffee" phrase to the front with glue and pop dots.


Now for the cards - I've chosen the Rounded Chipboard Divider file cards for this project, and I'm covering each one with card stock.  I've stamped fun coffee sayings on the fronts, and added assorted patterned papers as strips across or down.  Finish these fronts off with some cute embellishments like small coffee cup die cuts, bows and gems and dust the edges with more brown (or black) ink.


The backs of the cards are also covered in card stock - and I've added an additional piece of card stock to them, to make a pocket.  Glue your pocket only on 3 sides, leaving the top open to slip in a message, gift card...or even coffee supplies!


What a great gift this makes!  What I love about this box is that my other rolodex-style cards fit in it as well, so it is extremely versatile!


How will you use a Memory-Dex box?  I am so excited about this new product from Clear Scraps and eager to know what you might make with one.  I'm off to have a cup of coffee now - see you next time!