Jingle all the way pallet

Hey, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today sharing my take on another crafty homemade Christmas home decor sign using Clear Scraps Medium Rectangle Pallet and the Large Jingle all the way stencil.


I started off by painting just the edges of the pallet in red. I knew I wanted a small border all around the paper edges I would be adhering to.


Since the length of the sign is over 16", I just cut two strips of pattern paper 2" x 12" and overlapped and cut off the excess.


I also knew before I stenciled that I wanted to line up "all the way" part of the stencil inside each horizontal line. So I started by stenciling 'Jingle' and 'the', and then moved the stencil into the place where I wanted the other words to be.


Howto4_JingleAllTheWay_LeahCrowe After I had stenciled I realized I had done so on textured pattern paper. It still looks cute, but some of the stencilings was not as smooth as I liked. To help that out a little, I outlined the words in a black pen, just to help it jump off the background a bit. Next, I added floral pieces, twine, ribbon, and decorative jingle bells to dress this baby up!


I'll see you soon!!

Leah Crowe

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

Mixed Media Christmas Cards With Stencils


Hello everyone... We are at the end of November and it is official that Christmas is 25 Days from today!!! Can't you all believe it? Getting ready for this jolly holiday, today I would love to share a couple Christmas card ideas that you can create using Clear Scraps 4x6 stencils and 6" Stencil. These stencil size is just perfect for making cards and other handmade gifts.


Both of my cards are mixed media cards. First card, I use the 4x6 Nativity Stencil. I started with creating the night sky watercolored background using Sakura Koi Watercolor Paints and waterbrush. On a piece of watercolor paper, I mixed and blended the colors and then I dried it with craft heater.

After that, I added some white splatters on it with white acrylic paint and little bit of water. I use small flat brush to add the splatters. I dried the panel again with craft heater. And then, I cut it with Pierced Rectangle Dies.


I mixed embossing paste with fine iridescent glitter on my craft mat, then I divided into two parts. One part, I mixed it with Black gelato and the other one I let it be as it is.

I sprayed the back of the stencil with stencil spray (temporary adhesive spray will work, too), so the stencil will stay on the paper. If you don't have the spray, you can secure the stencil with washi tapes or painter tape. 

I added the white glitter embossing paste mix on the stars section only, and then I added the black glitter embossing paste on the rest of the image.

Once the embossing paste dried well, I added the finished background panel on a white card with permanent adhesive runner, then I added the sentiment tag, and tied up the twine ribbon around it.


For the second card, I used the 4x6 Pine Cone Stencil and 6x6 Crystal Snowflakes. On this card, I used the same technique with the first card.

On a watercolor paper, I used watercolor paints to create the light blue sky background and then I dried it with craft heater.


I used the Shimmer Creative Medium Paste. I had one part of paste mixed with brown gelato that I used on the pine cone and branch, and the other part mixed with green gelato that I used for the leaves. When they dried, I colored the pine cone with watercolor paint. And I dried it with craft heater.

I used the left over white embossing glitter from the first project. I added the paste with the Crystal Snowflakes stencil randomly on the panel. I added some white splatters on the panel with white acrylic paint and water using flat brush.

Once all the images dried well, I trimmed the panel into 4.25" x 5.5". I added the sentiment on it, and then I wrapped around the twine ribbon.

I added the green glitter cardstock on the white card with adhesive runner. Then, I added the finished panel, slightly angle, on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope these cards inspire you to create your Christmas projects. Visit Clear Scraps Store to check on all their 4x6 Stencils and 6x6 Stencils. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, have a fabulous day!


~ Helen G. ~

Comfort & Joy Bulb Medium Pallet Shape

Hello friends! Happy Friday to you! It's officially the Christmas season here in the US now that Thanksgiving is over.  Today I  am sharing a holiday home decor project I  created along with an easy tutorial! The new Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape is the perfect size to use the 4x6 Stencils


I  began by painting my pallet with chalk paint in a dark red color. I  found I  only needed one coat as the birch wood helps the paint go on smoothly. You will also find that the chalk paint dries quickly. 


I  then took a small amount of Color Shift paint in black to paint the top of the pallet. For this portion, I  did apply two coats as I  painted over the red.  


I  secured the Comfort & Joy 4x6 Stencil to my pallet with washi tape. I  then applied glitter gel in silver across the stencil.  I  found that sweeping a foam brush over the top of the stencil after the application helped to smooth out any bumps. 


Here is a close up of the end result! I  do like how it turned out but it was definitely a learning curve; especially since this was the first time I  had used the glitter gel. (I  also found that the glitter gel takes extra drying time).


Lastly, I  used a hole punch on either sides of the top and pulled twine through to create a way to hang my pallet. I  then added a small swag of ribbon and a rustic bell to accent.   


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to check out all the DIY Pallet Shapes by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; glitter gel: Gina K. Designs; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon, twine, bell. 

Gelli Printing Technique On Cards and Pallet Wood

Hello crafty friends... Thanksgiving is about 3 days away and I have couple projects to share with you that you can make in the last minutes. On both projects, I use the basic gelli printing technique on pallet wood and cardstock.

My first project is this CAS card set, I use the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil, 6x6 Gelli Printing Plate, and multi-surface acrylic paints on white cardstocks.


First, add first layer paint (I used orange) on the gelli printing plate and spread it with brayer. Next, add the stencil on top of it and then add the cardstock. Gently press the cardstock on the gelli printing plate, move all over the surface to get the paint transfer to the cardstock. Remove the cardstock and you have your first print.

While the negative print still on the gelli printing plate, add more base paint different color (I used white paint), spread it with brayer, and then add the cardstock. Gently press the cardstock on the gelli printing plate, removed it and you get your second print.


The gelli printed cardstocks dried quickly becuase it is acrylic paints. I made sure they are dried well by drying them with craft heater.

I cut them with various square dies and rectangles dies, and then I added them on white cards with 3D foam tape and adhesive runner. I used yellow and orange cardstocks for mats.

I cut out the words out of the orange cardstocks using the Grateful and Blessed word dies. I added the sentiments on the card with dries-clear glue. I embellished the cards with some natural burlap twine ribbon.


The second project is this Pumpkin Pallet Wood Sign. I created that background on the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shaped Wood using the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil, 6x6 Gelli Printing Plate, and multi-surface acrylic paints.


First, I taped the stem with painter tape and then painted the whole pumpkin pallet wood surface with light yellow paint as the base color. I used brayer instead of brush for extra texture on the wood. Let the paint dried well before the next step.

For this printing step, we have to work fast white paint still wet. First, I added some of the orange paint on the gelli printing plate, spread it with brayer, and then I added the stencil on it. I added another piece of white cardstock, pressed gently to get the print, and then removed the cardstock. Here I got another printed cardstock for future project.


Next is the stamping with the gelli printing plate step. Make sure the paint still wet. I removed the stencil, picked up the gelli printing plate and then I used that gelli printing plate to stamp the paint on the wood. While the gelli plate still on the wood, I pressed of firm to transfer the paint.

I repeated this printing and stamping steps several times until the whole surface covered with the leaves pattern.

When the whole surface dried well. I used make up sponge to add the orange paint around the edge and I painted the stem with brown paint and small flat brush.


I added the Grateful, Thankful, Blessed XL Script Wood Quote on the pumpkin with wood glue. I put some acrylic stamping blocks on it to press it down while the glue drying. It took 15-30 minutes to make sure the glue dried well.

After that, I decorate the pumpkin with some thick natural burlap twine and some gold leaves ribbon. I secured them on the wood with glue stick.

I hope you all get some more Thanksgiving ideas and check out Clear Scraps store for the wood pallets, wood words, and stencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. We hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones and family!


~ Helen G. ~

Give Thanks Pumpkin Card

Happy Thanksgiving, I know its a little early but its not that far off.

Welcome to this weeks project.

I have created this stunning card using the 6" Pumpkin stencil.

I just love this stencil!!

I wanted to do something different this time.


So I pulled out my Snow-Tex, yup you read that right, Snow-Tex.

Now you are probably wondering what does this have to do with

Pumpkins, nothing really, I just thought it would be a great texture to use.

It didn't work as planned but I still ended up with a beautiful card.

I think my snow-tex was just a little to thin.

All I did was layer my cardstock and pattern paper and  inked all the edges with

distress ink.

I layed the stencil on the pattern paper and spread my mix over the stencil.

You can see the texture in some places more than others.


But I still think I managed to get a great effect.

I love the simplicity of this card.

I cut a sentiment from the pattern paper that I popped up on

foam tape.

This card was very easy and quick to make.

Thanks for joining me today and have yourself a

wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Kim :)

Outdoor Address Pallet Sign

Happy Friday Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing my super cute Outdoor Address Pallet Sign using Clear Scraps Farmhouse Home Sweet Home Stencil,  Numbers 2.5 x 4" stencil & the amazing House DIY Pallet Shape.


Please excuse the chalk on the brick behind my sign, I have some scrubbing to do in my future. ;)

I started by lightly sanding the wood with 220 grit sandpaper. Just enough to make it smooth then wiped away the dusty residue. I then used this water-based Wax stain in white just to give it a bit of color. I love it because you still have all the wood grain detail showing.


I let it dry a half hour and then came back to arrange my stencils.


Once I had the stencils placed where I liked them, I used washi tape to hold the stencils in place.
I then used an old makeup sponge and lightly pounced chalk paint on the stencils.


I peeled up the stencils while the paint was still wet, and ran to the sink to clean the stencils. Once the stenciling is dry I used Thickers to add in our name and the other 'home' to the pallet sign.


I sealed the sign with Rustoleum Matte Clear Enamel Spray to help protect it from the elements.
I then hot glued some twine to the chimney and flowers to draw attention to the house number.


I should have taken a photo from the street, because this shows up perfectly from the mailbox, plus it's unique. So fun!


Have a wonderful weekend!!

Leah Crowe

Snowy Pine Cone Card

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this snowy pine cone card with a couple of beautiful stencils from Clear Scraps.  This pine cone image is pretty versatile and could be used for really any season or occasion depending on how you embellish it!

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Image

Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 6" and secure the Pine Cone stencil over top.  Apply brown and green Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil with a sponge dauber, using darker shades towards the inside of the pine cone and pine branches, and lighter shades towards the outside of the pine cone or tips of the pine needles.  If you work quickly enough, you can add clear embossing powder over the entire stenciled image afterward and melt it with a heat tool.  (This method helps with the next step.)

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking Background

Blend light blue dye ink all over the stenciled panel with a blending brush...since the pine cone image has been covered with clear embossing, it should resist the ink and allow for the bright colors of the images to show through (buff off any extra ink from the embossed areas with a paper towel if needed).  Blend a slightly darker blue dye ink just around the edges of the panel for a bit of depth.

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Snow

Lay the Snowflake stencil over top of the panel and apply white glitter paste through it with a palette knife.  Immediately remove the stencil and rinse it in warm soapy water.  Allow the panel to dry for several hours.

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trim Cardstock

Trim white cardstock to 6.5" x 9" and score it down the center to form a top-folding card base.  Trim silver glitter cardstock to 4.25" x 6.25" and green matte mirror cardstock to 4.5" x 6.5" to mat the stenciled panel.  Die cut a fun winter sentiment from both silver glitter and green matte mirror cardstock.

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assembled

Adhere the stenciled panel to the silver glitter cardstock, green matte mirror cardstock, and card base with tape runner.  Adhere the silver die cut sentiment on top of the green matte mirror die cut sentiment with liquid glue, allowing the green cardstock to peek out from behind like a shadow, then pop the layered sentiment up in the corner with foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this fun wintry card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many gorgeous new 4x6 stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you pick for your next card project?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green and brown Distress Oxide inks; sponge daubers; white, silver glitter, and green matte mirror cardstocks; blending brushes; blue dye inks; white glitter gel; palette knife; sentiment die; tape runner; liquid glue; foam adhesive; clear embossing powder; heat tool

Stenciled Fall Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman with a trio of Fall Stenciled Cards.


Using the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil, I placed it on white cardstock, then used gold metallic paste.


I also used the 6" Swirl Pumpkin, placing it on white cardstock and used the same gold metallic paste on the swirl portion.


Once dry, I cut the shattered glass stencil  to fit my card front and matted it with cardstock.  The left over strip was used for a second card.


I stamped and colored 2 mice, die cut them and added them atop a strip of Rinea Foiled Paper.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted upon a larger die.  The second card uses the left over strip and which was placed atop a strip of burlap.  Pumpkins, die cut from Rinea Foiled Papers were added along the bottom edge.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted upon a larger die.


The swirl panel was fussy cut and matted with cardstock which was also fussy cut, creating a doily-like panel.  It was then placed atop a striped panel.  A burlap strip was placed across the card.  A third mouse was stamped and die cut, then  added to the card and two foiled pumpkins were added to the corner.

Happy Fall.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Pink and Main Stamps and Dies; Tutti Designs Die; Rinea Foiled Papers; Copic Markers


Sparkly Christmas Ornament Sign

Sparkly Ornament Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a fun and easy Christmas décor project made with one of the medium pallet shapes and a festive stencil from Clear Scraps.  I love anything red and green for Christmastime, but today decided to try out some non-traditional colors for something a little different.

Sparkly Ornament Sign by Annie Williams - Painting

I started by giving the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a sanding sponge.  Then I applied two coats of deep purple pearl acrylic paint to the body of the shape and two coats of metallic silver acrylic paint to the hanger top using foam brushes.  Once completely dry, I laid the 4x6 Sparkle stencil over the center of the shape, taped it down with light-tack painter's tape, and applied silver glitter gel through it with a palette knife.  When I had a nice even coat of glitter gel applied, I removed the stencil and moved it further down the shape to add a few extra stars by stenciling just a small portion of the design.

Sparkly Ornament Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellishing

I left the sign to dry completely overnight (although a few hours is probably all that is needed).  To embellish, I added a few pom-pom branches from a fun and sparkly floral pick with hot glue, then tied a small bow of white organza ribbon around the hanger portion of the shape.  You can add a rope or ribbon hanger to the sign if desired, but I chose to leave mine as is.

I hope you enjoyed this fun and festive holiday décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you decorate the Bulb Pallet Shape for the holidays?

~ Annie

Additional products used: purple pearl and silver metallic acrylic paint; silver glitter paste; floral pick; white organza ribbon; foam paint brushes; plastic palette knife; sanding sponge

DIY "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet


Hello everyone... Thanksgiving is about 2 weeks away and today I would love to share this "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet home decor with you all.

I really enjoyed making this home decor sign using the Large Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape and the Simply Blessed 6x16 Stencil.


This pumpkin shaped pallet wood is ready to use. I painted it with multi-surface acrylic paints (orange, light orange, yellow, and brown). I painted it and mixed the colors at the same time to create some shades on the pumpkin.


After the paint dried, I sanded all the edges with sand paper to give a little bit of a distressed look to the wood.


I sprayed the back of the large stencil with the stencil spray (it is a temporary glue spray) and let it dry of about a minute. Then, I added the stencil on top of the painted surface.


Using the small round foam brush, I added the brown paint on the stencil. I used the bouncing motion to add the paint on each letter. If you don't have foam brush, make sponge will work great, too.


After I covered the whole letters, I let it dried. I added the second layer of paint for bolder, solid look.


I let it dried completely and then removed the stencil. I washed the stencil with warm water and mild dish soap right away.

I decorated this pumpkin pallet wood with some of the fall colored plastic flowers using glue gun.


I put the finished pumpkin pallet wood on our mantle with the other Fall/Thanksgiving decor I have. I love the size of this large pallet is perfect for the mantle!


You can make your own home decor with Clear Scraps wood pallets and stencils in your ways for sure! Check them all out at Clear Scraps store.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Have a fabulous day!


~ Helen G. ~

Laundry home decor sign

Hello, Clear Scraps friends. Leah here with you this afternoon sharing this cute Laundry home decor sign.
Do you ever feel like the never-ending laundry grows overnight? I did and wanted something cute for my laundry area!


I lightly sanded the  Rectangle Medium Pallet shape and then brushed on an Antique wax stain. I wiped it off using a paper towel, but its recommended to use a lint-free cloth to wipe off the excess stain.

Howtolaundry_LeahCroweWood Grain ~swoon~

I let the board dry for about an hour, then I taped down the 6x16 Laundry farmhouse stencil and applied a coarse texture gel on the stencil.


While the gel is still wet, lift the stencil and wash immediately. The texture gel didn't take long to dry and creates this wonderful raised texture once dried. I then used my electronic cutter to create the smaller saying and applied chalk paint for the rest of the saying.


I applied twine to the back with hot glue to create a hanger.

Check out all the wonderful Farmhouse stencils Clear Scraps offers.

Leah Crowe



Stenciled Thank You Card


I love creating homemade thank you cards and decided I wanted to try one with just stenciled images.  When I saw this Pine Cone Stencil   I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  Combining the Pine Cone Stencil  with  the Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil allowed me to create a super easy but high impact card. 

Start by inking your stencil with distress inks. I used a couple of brown ink colors to add dimension to the pine cone.  Add greens to the boughs. 




Stencil "Thanks" using Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil in black ink. 


I finished off the card by adding a jute bow just above the pine cone.  You could also add some stickles or glitter on the edges of the pine cone to create a snowier look. 

Combining the stencils created a super easily reproducible card.  I hope you are inspired to try stenciling on your cards. 


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.  




Give Thanks Pallet


Fall greetings from the Midwest! I love creating custom pallet signs for my home and friends and family!  I was super excited to get to play with the Give Thanks Stencil from Clear Scraps.    This pallet is quick and super easy to create.  

Supplies needed:

Clear Scraps Give Thanks Stencil  

Clear Scraps Plaque Medium DIY Pallet Shape 

Black Paint

Color Wash Paint 


Floral Sprig



Start by color washing your pallet.  

I love how the color wash looks so natural and allows the grain to show through!


Secure stencil and apply black paint.  Gently remove stencil and let dry. 

Finish by adding floral sprig and bow.  

I hope you are inspired to create your own custom pallet.