Heart/Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Happy Friday friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the fun Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes! They are great to use on layouts, cards, mini albums; just about any project!  The Heart/Paw Mini Shaker is perfect for a page all about our black lab mix Henry!  


I began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock for my background.  Using the 12 Inch Cloud Mascil I lightly spritzed the cardstock with blue spray ink. You can go as light or dark  as you prefer. For my layout I didn't want the blue to overpower the rest of my colors so was sparing with my spray.  


For my shaker, I painted the top chipboard frame with black acrylic paint and filled with multi colored sequins.  I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the back to adhere to my page as you want a strong bond to hold your embellishment.


Here is a close up of the spray ink + Mascil on my cardstock.  Clear Scraps stencils are a great way to add dimension to your projects!  I also added strips of patterned paper as well as a border sticker to create contrast. 


Adding small embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots can be great accents to your page!  I will also "pop up" embellishments with foam tape for additional dimension. 



Placing stickers or die cuts on top of your photos is a fun way to add a pop of color to your page! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Mini Shaker Shapes including what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock, chipboard letters: American Crafts; spray inks: Studio Calico, Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Hello Spring Wood Shape Wall Hanging by Maya

Hello everyone! Maya is here on the blog today to share a spring wood shape. It was so much fun to create this mixed media home decor piece using Clear Scraps wood shapes, chipboard shape embellishments, and stencils. I am ready for spring to arrive! Who is also ready for spring?


▼ I used the rectangle wood, old truck and butterflies chipboard embellishment for this project.









▼ First, I painted the background with clear gesso. After the gesso dried, I applied another coat of white acrylic paint. Instead of using white acrylic paint and clear gesso, you may apply white gesso directly.


▼ Next, I blended inks to the white background using distress oxide ink pads along with sponges.


▼ Here I added another layer of butterfly patterns to the background by using 6'' monarch butterfly stencil and blending distress oxide ink with a piece of sponge.


▼ I also added some embossed bubbles by applying VersaMark ink to the image through the 6" Bubbles stencil and white embossing powder.


▼ For the chipboard embellishments, I painted them with pink acrylic paint.


▼ The final touch is these paper flowers I made for decoration! You can also use any kind of paper or fabric flowers for decoration.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create your own spring themed home decor pieces. Blessings.

Additional products used:
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
Clear Gesso: Winsor & Newton Artists Acrylic
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (colors: festive berries, twisted citron, tumbled glass), VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue

1 Feathers Stencil 3 Cards by Maya

Happy February crafting friends! It's Maya on the blog today to share 3 clean and simple cards I made using the 5 x 9 Feathers Layering Stencil. The layering stencils are great for all kinds of projects to add creative designs. And I am going to show you how I used the stencil with the ink blending technique on these cards. Let's check it out!


The feathers layering stencil has two part designs with outer and inner layers.


1st Card


▼ For my first card, I decided to overlap the outer layer by blending 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink.


▼ Next, I used a word stamp with black archival ink to finish the card.


2nd Card


▼ I decided to blend both outer and inner layers on this card with 4 different colors. I blended ink on the outer layer first.


▼ Then I overlapped the inner layer and blended the same color again. And I repeated the same process on the other 3 feathers. Last, I stamped words with "Live, Laugh, Love" by using black archival ink.


3rd Card


I used 2 feathers as masks that I traced from the stencil and cut down. Then I blended 4 colors of inks around the feathers.


▼ After I done the blending, I moved the masks and traced both outer and inner layers using a uni pin fine line drawing pen. 


▼ I also added extra touches by using the yellow stickles. 


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create cards using the stencils. Have a wonderful February!

Additional products used:
Cardstock Paper: Recollections
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (colors: festive berries, scattered straw, twisted citron, tumbled glass), Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Pen: Uni Pin Fine Line Drawing Pen
Glitter Glue: Ranger Stickles (Yellow)

Love You More Wood Heart


Tami here with you on the blog today to share a project for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones your love. Moms, dads, hubbie, kids, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and friends. Any of them would appreciate a special gift they will know was made just for them.

And although my project was designed for Valentine's Day; change up the colors and it would be nice as a anniversary gift or even a birthday present.

The base of the project is the Heart Wood Shape and accented by Love You More XL Script Wood Quote both by Clear Scraps.


I covered the heart with 2 different printed papers; with the one on the right being slightly wider than the one on the left. Use a file to remove excess paper from around the edges, then place a sticker strip over where the papers meet. Trim sticker strip...

Paint "Love You More" with white paint; let dry, then outline letters with gel pens...

Use the 6" 5 Heart Stencil to trace and cut out different sizes of hearts on different colors of cardstock. You will need 3 of each size: Small, Medium and Large. Outline the hearts with gel pens, then use Foam Tape to stack the 3 sizes together to form 3 hearts...

Adhere "Love You More" to the left of the heart, and the 3 hearts on the right in a vertical row. Add stickers to accent the design...

Finish by adhering a ribbon loop to the back for hanging...



Clear Scraps: Heart Wood ShapeLove You More XL Script Wood Quote and 6" 5 Heart Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, KingArt Gel Pens, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Glue, Foam Tape and Ribbon

Tools: Scissors, File, Pencil and Paintbrush

Valentine Slimline Cards with Clear Scraps

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing some fun, easy slimline cards I created using Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is less than a month away so its not too early to get started on some of your own DIY cards! The slimline size is all the rage right now so I decided to incorporate them in to my project.  Each card is approximately 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used! 


For my first card, the base is white cardstock that I cut 7 x 8 1/2 inches. I used my Scor-Pal to create a fold at 3 1/2 inches. I adhered a light pink dot background as well as a scalloped border from a die.


For my focal point, I used the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment Shape.   I painted the top piece using red chalk paint ensuring I covered all edges.  For the bottom heart base, I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper.  I cut the excess with scissors followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool. 


Next, taking the top portion of my chipboard embellishment, I applied embossing ink to the top surface. I then added red glitter embossing powder and set with heat. I was now ready to assemble my chipboard pieces together using the Beacon 3-in-1.  


Before adhering the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card as well as added die cuts from the collection I used. 


I also added a couple tags to the top left corner securing them with a small staple. 


For my next card, I trimmed a sheet of the 12x12 Acrylic to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 to act as the front cover of my card. I then cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 8 1/2, scoring at 1/2 inch to create a flap. 


At the top portion of the acrylic, I secured the 4x6 Hearts Stencil using washi tape. I then applied a thin layer of modeling paste using a spatula.  I did not worry about my paste being uniform as I wanted to have a bit of distressed look. Once my paste was dry, I added pink, blue, and red Distress Oxide Inks to the surface blending with a foam brush.


Here you can see the end result of the modeling paste + Distress Oxide. I love how the colors compliment each other! 


I was then ready to finish assembling my card as well as add coordinating die cuts and stickers.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all Clear Scraps products I used in the shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, embossing powder:  American Crafts; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; embossing ink, distress oxide inks, pigment ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; stamps: Concord & 9th; scalloped slimline die: Pinkfresh Studios; stapler, metal clip: Tim Holtz; rainbow dots: Taylored Expressions; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Creating a White Wintery Card

Wintery greetings!   I have been inspired this month to create some projects that are white on white!  When finished, the projects have such a winter-y feel to them! Today I am excited to share this Winter-y white card I created with some of my favorite Clear Scraps supplies! 
To recreate this card you will need:

Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Brick Wall Stencil 

Clear Scraps Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment

Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

additional supplies needed:

White Card stock, White Card base, white ribbon, white paint, Light modeling paste, pallet knife, paint brush, stickles

Start by securing your Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Brick Wall Stencil  over a piece of white card stock that is trimmed slightly smaller than your card base.  Apply Light modeling paste over stencil. 

Move your stencil and apply modeling paste again to fill your card stock with bricks. Let dry. 
Paint your chipboard embellishments white. Let dry. 
Add stickles to the dots on the Clear Scraps Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment
Add dried brick background to card base. Add painted Clear Scraps Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment and painted Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment to card. 


Finish your card by adding a sheer white bow! I hope you are excited to get creative with your Clear Scraps chipboard and stencils! 

Mini Mitten Shakers Embellish Frosty Acrylic Sign


Tami here on the blog with you today to share a frosty, wintery, shimmery project. This project features some techniques to use on Clear Scraps acrylic products; in this case, the 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet. Acrylic is a very versatile item to use in your crafting. You can paint it, ink it - alcohol inks are great, stamp it, diecut it just to name a few.

One thing I like to do with acrylic, is to layer different mediums on the front and on the back. This created dimension and allows you to "layer" products that might not play well together, or might not achieve the same look as when they were both added on the same surface. I also added a piece of Silver Metallic Foil Board to the back to reflect light and give the piece a shimmery look. Mini Shaker Box Mittens filled with Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix add a fun accent to the sign...


I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the Acrylic Sheet. Then I added drops of aqua alcohol ink and swirled it around the entire sheet: you don't need to cover it completely; let dry. Then I added drops of white pearl alcohol ink all over to look like snowflakes. Let this side dry completely.

Turn Acrylic Sheet over and remove protective film from the other side. Use 6" Nordic Snowflakes and 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes stencils with white paint and a sponge pouncing brush to add snowflakes over the front on the Acrylic Sheet. A few hints to make this step easier. When using any stencil where the designs are close together, but you only want to use portions of the stencil, use tape to mask off the designs close to the one or ones you want to use. Also put a piece of tape to cover an edge of a stencil when a design you want to use it close to it. And be sure the designs you add have dried before repositioning your stencil to avoid smearing...

Once the snowflakes have dried, I added a frosty edges to my sign by pouncing white paint around the edges...


While the paint dried, I started working on the quote for the center of my sign, "we are all like snowflakes unique and one of a kind'. I used a word processing program to space the wording as I wanted along with editing fonts and sizes. I tested the sizes by cutting apart the printed quote and fitting it on the sign along with the mittens. Once I was happy with the spacing and font size, I printed the quote out on a sheet of clear plastic film...

Next, it was time to embellish the Mini Mitten Shaker Boxes. I traced both mittens on a piece of silver foil board, cut them out and adhered the to the bottom layer of the shaker boxes...

I wanted a stripe on the mitten, so I grabbed some washi tape. I placed strips of striped washi tape on the top layer of the shaker around the hand part of the mitten, then trimmed off excess with scissors. I used a more solid design washi tape around the cuff portion. The shakers were then assembled except for the acrylic and top layers and filled with Sprinkles. After filling, the acrylic and top layers were adhered on the shakers...

Now it's time to put it all together. One thing to remember when working with clear acrylic is that glues or adhesives used to layer the pieces will need to be covered or they will show. You could also punch holes and use ribbon or twine to hold pieces together, but for this project, I was using a tape runner. I cut an 8 X 8 piece of silver foil board for the back, and trimmed my quote down a bit. To determine where to place the adhesive, I laid the quote and the mittens UNDER the acrylic sheet - with the snowflake side up. I arranged them, then used a marker to add small dots at the centers of the mittens. That is where I placed my adhesive to adhere the foil board to the back and the quote to the front.

I used Zip Dry to adhere the mittens to the sign, making sure their placement covered the adhesive...


If you want to take these techniques a little further, why not try embellishing two or more acrylic sheets and layering them! you could even use foam tape to adhere the sheets together to add even more dimension to your project!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon for more inspiration!


Clear Scraps: 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet, Mini Shaker Box Mittens, 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes Stencil and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix 

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Pool and Pearl, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board and Computer Grafix Clear Inkjet Sheets, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Tape Runner

Tools: Alcohol Ink Applicator, Foam Sponge Pouncing Brush, Blue Painters Tape, Scissors, Permanent Marker  and Trimmer

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic and Stencils--Wintertime LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Who's ready for winter crafting?

January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in

advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic 12x12 LO_Wintertime

This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps.  Using aqua acrylic

paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes

all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.

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So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint

with a sponge brush.  The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.

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After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the

snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page.  Then I started layering

on the papers and stickers.  I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add

a little more interest.

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These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!!  They are the

Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps!!  You can

cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece. 

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I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment.  I painted it

black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow".  I think the black paint makes

it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page.   Clear Scraps has so

many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your 

creativity fly!!  You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the

Clear Scraps store.  Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!

If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,

make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil,

Nordic Snowflake and Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,

Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,

red cardstock. 

Happy Winter Mitten Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun winter themed project I created!  Winter isn't my favorite time of the year but I do love to create projects about it! And I will admit some photos out in the snow can be beautiful! I used a favorite picture of my daughter from a photo shoot I did last year after a big snow! 


Starting with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the surface with chalk paint in a nice light blue.  Chalk paint works well with the birch wood and a little goes a long way!  


The chalk paint dries quickly so I was able to move onto my next step.  I applied a light layer of modeling paste using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to the upper and lower slats.  


I allowed the modeling paste to dry and measured out a piece of patterned paper to fit the center slat.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied my paper cutting off any excess with scissors.  I followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool to smooth any rough areas. 


Here is a close up shot of the modeling paste with my Mascil. I chose to leave the paste as is to help the snowflakes pop against the light blue paint. 


For my main accent, I used the Mitten Mini Shaker Shape which I painted with a dark red chalk paint. 


I covered the base chipboard of the shaker with patterned paper then adhered my two middle chipboard frames. In the center, I added a few snowflakes from the Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix as well as shaved ice.  


Once assembled, I adhered my shaker again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.


I then added a few smaller stickers and die cuts to accent as well as a decorative bow to the top edge of my photo. 


Last, I punched holes at the top of my pallet to string some buffalo plaid ribbon in order to hang my project (plus it matches my daughter's coat)! 


Thank you for reading today! Check out the large variety of Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, decorative bow, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  shaved ice: Stampendous; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon









Masculine Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used the 6" Gears Stencil to create two cards.


My husband recently turned 65 and I needed a birthday card to celebrate this huge milestone.  The Gears stencil was perfect as it can create masculine cards.


Placing the stencil on white cardstock, I inked it with Distress Oxide Ink in Ground Espresso.


Cutting the panel to fit my card, I inked the edges with the same ink.


Matting the panel with brown cardstock, I added it to a white card (which was also inked with the same ink), then I added a strip across the bottom of the card.  I slipped a shipping tag behind the strip, gluing just the edges to the card.  Happy Birthday and "65" were die cut from brown cardstock and placed on the card.


In keeping with the masculine theme, I adhered an assortment of metal washers (which I found in the garage), as well as a cotter pin to hold the tag to the strip.


Cutting white cardstock to fit the interior of the card, I used the Gears Stencil to create a pattern along the bottom edge.


After matting the panel with cardstock, I added it to the card placing some more metal washers before stamping "happy birthday".


Finally, I used the Gears stencil to add a pattern to the envelope.


Since I had left over Gears paper, I created a Thank You card.
It is pretty similar to the first card, but was since the Gears paper was a bit smaller, it was matted with 2 layers before being added to a brown card.
The tag was created with the final left over piece and slipped behind the strip.  Then I added metal washers.  Again, cotter pins were used to hold the tag to the strip.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink, Crafter's Companion Die, Joy Clair Stamp, twine, washers


Winter Themed Scallop Wood Phone Stand

Hello friends and happy Monday! Jennifer on the blog today to share a technique I used to decorate the Scallop Wood Phone Stand.  Clear Scraps offers both wood and acrylic phone stands as well tablet stands! Because it is January, I wanted to create a winter themed Phone Stand.  How cute would this be sitting in your craft area or on your work desk?  I know I'm always losing my phone especially when I'm crafting! 


I began by painting both pieces with chalk paint in grey. You do not have to use chalk paint but it dries quickly and applies well onto the birch wood.  Usually you will only need to apply one coat but it depends on how much coverage you prefer.  I tend to allow some of the wood to show through my paint to give it a distressed look. 


Next, using the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil I applied glitter gel in silver using a spatula.  It helps to secure your stencil using washi or painter's tape. One great thing about the 4x6 Stencils is that they fit perfectly on the Phone Stands! 


Here is a close up of the glitter gel on the Phone Stand after it has dried. I love the way it looks as well as the added texture! 


I thought the paint needed a little extra so I applied StazOn Opaque around the edges using a dabber.  


Using Beacon Adhesive, I added patterned paper and die cuts to just above the slot for the stand. I wanted a majority of the Snowflake Stencil to show. 


Lastly, with pop dots I added two red mittens adorned with bakers twine at the top of my Phone Stand.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Phone Stands by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ink: Tsukineko ; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Faith Over Fear Heart Pallet by Maya

Happy new year everyone! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing this Faith over Fear Heart Pallet. To welcome 2021, I made this home decor piece using the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, the Faith over Fear XL Script Wood Quote, and the 6" XOXOX Stencil.


▼ Here are the Heart Pallet and Faith over Fear Script Wood Quote.

▼ First, I decided to apply two coats of penetrating wood stain along with a foam brush on the pallet to give it a golden oak color.


▼ After the wood stain dried, I gave the background some texture by using a 6" XOXOX stencil along with dark brown acrylic paint.


▼ Next, I painted the wood quote to white by using white acrylic paint with a foam brush. I also added highlight lines on the word using a brown marker.


▼ Last, I used tacky glue to adhere the word quote to the pallet, punched 2 holes and tied a piece of twine to it.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I really love how it turned out! This home decor piece reminds me to keep faith during difficult times in life because our Lord is always with us. Wish you a blessed, healthy and happy new year!

Additional products used:
Wood Stain: Minwax Golden Oak Wood Finish
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool


Cassy Mixable Album

Hello friends and happy New Years Eve!  So happy to see this year come to a close and praying 2021 is a much better year for everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I created using the Cassy Mixable Album and a few Clear Scraps goodies!  I used photos from a family photo shoot this past fall; if anything 2020 has made me realize how important family is!


I began by removing the protective film from the front of the first acrylic page.  Using modeling paste and the 6 Inch Spiro Flower  Mascil, I applied a light layer of the paste with a spatula.  I then set it aside to dry. 


Once I ensured my modeling paste was completely dry, I placed my Masil over the area and used Distress Oxide inks to color portions of the flower. 


Here is a close up of the end result; you can see its not perfect but that is ok!  I still love the beautiful effect! 


Now I was ready to add paper and embellishments to my front cover.  I used the Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Shape Embellishmentto accent the title.  I decided to lightly brush the front with light grey chalk paint to allow some of the chipboard to show through.  


My next page, which is chipboard, I painted the edges with chalk paint in off white (again not doing full coverage for a distressed look).  



For my next acrylic page, I used the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil with my modeling paste. 


And again, I chose coordinating Distress Inks to color the butterflies.  


It's difficult to see the detail but I set my photo at the bottom of the page to allow the stencil to take up a majority of my page. 


Here is a better snapshot of the colored butterflies:


On the back of this page, I positioned my papers to line up with side A to not allow any papers to "show through". 


Next is a larger chipboard page which nicely fits a 4x6 photo; you can even add multiple smaller photos if preferred.  



For my last acrylic page, I applied coordinating alcohol inks to the outside edges blending with mixative in white.  


I then adhered a smaller piece of patterned paper as my background allowing the alcohol ink to show through.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog! Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, washi tape: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; alcohol ink, distress oxide inks:  Ranger; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler: Tim Holtz; punches: Paper Shapers, Fiskars; corner rounder: Creative Memories; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread




Clear Scraps Circle DIY Medium Pallet--Happy New Year Clock

Hey everyone!  It's almost time to leave 2020!  Who's with me?!!

Laura here today to help with a little home decor to ring in that New Year!

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Isn't this a fun little clock?  This project started with the Clear Scraps Circle

Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  It was painted with black acrylic paint.  I made sure

to paint the piece of the pallet that peeks between the slats, I really wanted it to

 be a solid black background for those poppin' metallics going on the top!

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 The geometric spiral is the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower.  It's centered on

the pallet, and then I used washi tape to hold it in place.  I applied a gold

metallic wax/paste with my fingertip through the stencil.

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The center hands of the clock were made using the Clear Scraps

Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments.  I chose the one with the open

center so it could still let the center of the stencil show,  because it's so

cool!  I used copper metallic wax to color the gear, and brushed it with

black ink to give it a bit of a steampunk grunge.   The small center gear

is in the same set, was painted with black acrylic paint, and brushed with

a little silver metallic wax.  To create the hands for the clock, I used the

"frame" part of the gear chipboard that was holding them together.  I cut

2 of the sides, trimmed one end down to a slight point with scissors, then

held the hands on the clock face to trim them to fit.  I used the silver wax on

these as well, and then brushed with the black ink.  I love being able to

up-cycle packaging you might throw away!  The 12 was added, then the gears

and hands were glued down, and an enamel dot to finish the hands off.

Adding the "Happy New Year" with sticker letters finishes this project.

Thanks for stopping by today, and here's to a Happy New Year!


Supplies Used: 

 Clear Scraps:  Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

6" Spiro Flower Stencil, Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black acrylic paint, Metallic Wax--gold, silver, copper,

enamel dot, Thickers, Black Soot Distress Ink.

Floral Acrylic Phone Stand by Maya

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It's Maya on the blog today sharing this floral acrylic phone stand using the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and the 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil. It's a phone stand that can also holds a tag or a photo. I really love it on my crafting desk!

▼ This is the phone stand pack (4 x 8 inches). It comes with two pieces of acrylic that interlock with each other.


▼ First, I chose a patterned paper, traced the acrylic pieces to the paper and cut them out. Before we glue the paper to the acrylic piece, remove the film from both sides (It's for keeping the acrylic stand crystal clear!)


▼ Next, I applied Zip Dry scrapbook glue on the edges to adhere the papers to the back of acrylic pieces. The glue dries fast and clear, perfect for acrylic.


▼ Here I decided to add some texture by using pink acrylic paint along with Brick Wall Masking Stencil.


▼ While waiting for the paint to dry, I cut out some tag shapes, punched holes and locked the eyelets.


▼ I also made two pockets for the front and back.


Here is the finished phone stand with a few front and back views. The front pocket can hold a tag with motivating words, bible verses, some reminders, or a photo. The back pocket is for storage of all the tags.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the phone stands by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create your own phone stand. Wish you a happy new year!

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Carta Bella Paper Spring Market Collection
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
Eyelets: Artemio
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool

Documenting December with Clear Scraps

Hello friends and Happy Christmas Eve!  I cannot believe Christmas is almost here as this month has flown by!  Every year, I try to create a mini album to document the first 25 days of the holiday season! 2020 is no different even though nothing seems very normal this year! The silver lining of this pandemic is that I realize even more how important the every day occurrences are!  

Clear Scraps acrylic is probably my number one product to create with! I love the Build It Your Way Binders and decided to do a larger version of my December Daily.  I love the clean look of acrylic and how the inside pages show through. Here, I used the Large Acrylic Binder



I started off by creating my base pages ahead of time. I then attempted to keep on top of filling my pages with pictures and journaling, but some of my pages are still blank. 


Using a scoring tablet or bone folder is a great way to add flaps for more photos and/or days.  Here, one page has days 3-5.


Of course I added many of the wonderful Clear Scraps products to my pages! The acrylic always looks beautiful when paired with Mascils or Stencils. Here, I used the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a white metallic paste in the upper left corner.  


Adding pockets with tags is another way to jot down journaling or lists. I plan on listing favorites and traditions we have as a family.  


Clear Scraps has a large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that are perfect to accent your project! Here, I used the Mistletoe Chipboard Embellishment Shape at the top of my page. I began by painting both the sprig and bow white. I then added a layer of Crackle Accent and allowed to dry.  I then painted with green and red chalk paint respectively allowing some of the white to show through. 


The Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes are really adorable! I left one bare and backed with patterned paper to add my die cut number. 



The Mini Shaker Shapes are also a perfect addition to mini album pages or scrapbook layouts!  Here, I painted the Joy Mini Shaker Shape in red and added some fun clear beads to the center.


On the next page, the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker looks perfect "hanging" from the top!  I decided to cover the chipboard base with a simple pattern and added die cuts to the center.  I then filled the shaker with artificial snow before assembling. 


For many of my pages, I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as my base. Using silver foil cardstock, I adhered a cut file to the front of my page. 


I wanted to add a bit of color so on the back, I used a cotton applicator to place red, silver, and white alcohol ink. 


For my last page, I used the 4x6 Nativity Stencil along with the metallic page.


Once dry, I blended in three colors of Distress Oxide to add some depth. 


Here is the end result and I love how it turned out!



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the many holiday products they carry! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, Recollections; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; ink, tags: Ranger; metallic charms: Tim Holtz; paint: DecoArt; shaker filler: Stampendous, Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut files, thread, typewriter