Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Monday!  Jennifer on the blog today to share new Clear Scraps products!  I  created a fun home decor project using the Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Dream Big XL Script Wood Quote!


I  began by painting my pallet with chalk paint in black.  Chalk paint works beautifully on the birch wood and a little goes a long way!  


I  also used chalk paint on my XL Script Wood Quote but this time in red! I  set it aside to dry to work on decorating my pallet shape. 


Using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered a strip of patterned paper to the center slat of the pallet.  Anything solvent based is what you want to use with the wood or acrylic Clear Scraps products!


I  then flipped over my pallet and used an x-acto knife to remove my excess paper.  Also going around the edges with a sanding tool is recommended.  


I  wanted to add a bit more background to my pallet behind the XL Script Wood Quote!  Using the 4x6 Star Stencil and modeling creme, I    applied a layer to the top and bottom slats of the pallet.  


Here is the end result of the stencil + modeling creme. You can see its not perfect but that's ok!   I    then  adhered my Dream Big XL Script Wood Quote to the center of the pallet (again using my Beacon adhesive).  


Lastly, I added some small embellishments from the collection I  used.   I  felt like if I  added too many my pallet would be too busy.  I  did use a hole punch at the top of the ears to add some seam binding to hang my pallet!  


Thanks for reading! Check out all of Clear Scraps new releases by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut, chipboard: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid; modeling paste: Viva Decor; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; seam binding: Snug Hug

Cupcake Pallet by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman creating with one of the newest shaped pallets - the Cupcake Pallet.


This cupcake pallet is composed of 1/8 birch wood and measures approximately 8" x 8".  I painted the cupcake base with brown paint, then taped off each section before painting the rest of the pallet.


Placing the Stripes Layering Stencil on the cupcake base, I painted through the stencil with a darker brown, moving the stencil as needed to cover the entire base.


While waiting for the cupcake base to dry,  I painted the cherry.


The middle panel was painted yellow to simulate a yellow cake.  Then I used a thicker white paint to create the icing on the top panel, using a pallet knife rather than a brush to create the texture of icing.


While the icing was still wet, I sprinkled dew drops into the wet paint to give the illusion of sprinkles - so fun!


I created a banner with a happy birthday sentiment and placed it behind the cherry.


As the icing dried, it left lots of texture as well as a drips down the yellow panel.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Plaid paint, The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Joy Clair Stamp

Ice Cream Shaker Card

Hiya, Clear Scraps fam!! It's been so hot this year and I thought crafting something cool may help cool me off.
(It didn't, but it was fun! lol)

Here is this awesome Mini Shaker Ice Cream card.


I have a video on youtube sharing how this interactive card opens up. I just love the shaker and show you how I quickly put it together.

I used these two inks to color the very top frame.
I then chose papers from a 6x6 paper pad and used another frame to trace the ice cream scoops.

IcecreamShaker2_LeahCroweIf you trace the inside of the pieces, just cut around the outside of the trace 1/8" and then erase the pencil marks.
Then adhere to the back of the frame. Repeat until your scoops are flavored with the right paper! ;)

Once all the layers are adhered, I go back in with the 5x9 Stripes stencil to create the waffle cone effect.

I used my cutting machine and a Lori Whitlock file to create this fun Twist Pop card.


I think I will add a birthday message on the bottom, it's perfect for a Birthday card!

Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps: Stripes Stencil, Mini Shaker Ice Cream
Pattern Paper: Recollections; American Crafts
Ink: Distress Oxide
Glitter: Stampendous, Martha Stewart
Glue Beacons 3-in-1; Scotch quick dry.

Comfort and Joy Holiday Decor


Holiday Greetings!  Even though it is a bit early, I thought I would get a jump start on my holiday Decorations! Today I am sharing  brand new products from Clear Scraps. You can check out all the new releases here

Clear Scraps products used

  Clear Scraps Bulb Medium DIY Pallet

Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Comfort and Joy Stencil 

Other Products

Acrylic Paint

Crackle medium

Paint Pen


Jewel button


Start by painting the   Clear Scraps Bulb Medium DIY Pallet with White paint.  Once dry cover with crackle medium and let dry. 

Paint bulb again with your choice of colored paint.  (I chose red!) As pallet dries crackles will appear.  IMG_3622

Once dry  place Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Comfort and Joy Stencil  over pallet and trace with paint pen.  

IMG_3621 Remove stencil and fill in with paint pen. 


Finish Pallet with ribbon and button.  I hope you are inspired to get crafty and get a just start on your holiday decorations. 



House Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Friday!  I'm happy to share one of the new releases by Clear Scraps today on the blog! For Summer 2019, there are new Medium DIY Pallet Shapes in your favorite designs! For today's project, I  used the House Medium DIY Pallet Shape and I'm going to show you my techniques. 


I  began by applying a light coat of acrylic brown paint which I  watered down to create a "wood stain" effect.  The birch wood soaks up the paint so all of the beautiful qualities show through! 


Next, using the 6 Inch Shiplap Mascil, I  applied texture paste to the front of my pallet just in the "house section". I  did not worry about my application being perfect either as I  just wanted to add some dimension. Using a heat gun will help the paste set quickly. 


My pallet was then ready to decorate!  I  trimmed a favorite family photo down to 3x4 inches and matted onto white cardstock.   I  layered two pieces of patterned paper underneath my photo and adhered the entire piece using foam tape.  I  then secured a metal clip to the top.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered a few flowers as well as a die cut to add to my photo. 


Using my hole punch, I  added this decorative knob to the side of my pallet to give it a vintage feel. 


To finish, I  again used my hole punch at the top of my pallet to tie ribbon.  This is a cute way to hang your creation or you can use wire as well!  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can click HERE to see what's new in all things Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, die cut: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; decorative knob, metal clip: Tim Holtz; flowers: Prima, Mon Ami Gabi; ribbon: May Arts: texture paste, sanding tool: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: 3M, Beacon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers

Jumbo Wood Do Not Disturb Tag

Hello Friends! Leah here with you today to share a project created from the new releases! Have you seen them?


I'm using the Jumbo Rounded Wood Tag and a new large do not disturb stencil.


I used some washi tape to hold the stencil in place and pounced distress oxide ink on the stencil.


I switched to a brick red for the top of the stencil and then tied the rope so you can hang the sign.


I adhered washi tape along the tag and some pretty flowers to add more color and softness to the tag.


Have a great week!

Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps Jumbo Rounded Wood Tag; Large Do Not Disturb Stencil
Washi tape; Prima Flowers; Hot Glue Gun; Distress Oxide Ink

Color Changing Vacation Tote

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun color-changing tote bag that's perfect for summer travel using one of the border stencils and a clear word title from Clear Scraps.

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling

Start by securing the Hibiscus Border Stencil to a medium tote bag using tape or stencil spray adhesive.  Insert a piece of cardboard into the bag (to prevent leakage to the other side) and apply different colors of fabric ink through the stencil using a brush or foam applicator.  Here I'm using two colors of UV sensitive fabric ink because I thought it would be a fun touch for beach trips!

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking

While the fabric ink dries, peel the protective plastic off of both sides of the Vacation Small Clear Word Title and lay it down on a protective surface like a craft sheet.  Randomly drip bright colors of alcohol inks over the acrylic word to create a tie-dyed appearance.

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Before Sun

Punch a hole through the brightly colored word using a heavy duty hole punch and string the embellishment around the handle of the tote bag with natural twine.  (This picture also shows what the stenciled border looks like just as it starts to darken in the sunlight.)

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

When the light hits the design on the bag it begins to turn a fun pink and yellow, but I love the mixing of the coral and pink flowers when part of the design is out of direct light too.  I can't wait to take this little tote to the beach with's the perfect size for a small towel, phone, and flipflops!

I hope you enjoyed this fun tote project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have you tried using any of the border stencils on fabric projects yet?

~ Annie

Additional products used: medium white tote bag, pink and yellow UV sensitive fabric ink, painters tape, alcohol inks, craft sheet, hole puncher, natural twine

Clear Scraps Acrylic Pennant -- Make Today Rock

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share a bright, colorful project

to give as a gift as inspiration for a friend, or just keep as

a reminder for yourself to "Make Today Rock"!!

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Pennant_Make Today Rock

This project started with the Clear Scraps 5 piece banner set.

Yes, you get 5 of these awesome acrylic banners, and I only

used one for this project!  Think of all the possibilities there!

You can use it for one or two banner projects, or make five

individual gifts like this one!

The plaid looking background on the banner piece was created

using the Clear Scraps 4x6 Plaid Stencil and some green paint.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Pennant_Make Today Rock close up 1

Then to finish of the acrylic piece I added some paper pieces

I traced using the banner to fit, inked the edges, then glued

down.  I also used some bright, colorful chipboard stickers

and enamel dots to add more fun color and interest.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Pennant_Make Today Rock close up 3

This top piece is one of the Clear Scraps Wood Cards.  They

can come with holes pre-punched, but they also have sets

that are fun to play with too.  You can make greeting cards,

or special thank you gifts.  With this one, I have the cupcake

set, and I decided to use just the blank wooden card in the

set to create this project, because I was going to cover it up 

with pretty paper anyway.  After I glued on the paper, I used

a crop-a-dile, and punched the holes in it so I could add the

acrylic pennant piece to the bottom of the home decor wall

hanging.  More of the striped patterned paper, chipboard

sticker and enamel dots added the finishing touches to this one!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to mix and

match all of the different products that Clear Scraps has to offer!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5 piece banner set, 4x6 Plaid Stencil, Cupcake Wood Card

Other: adhesive, twine, enamel dots, chipboard stickers, patterned paper

Simple Stories Oh Happy Day


Creating colorful cards with Clear Scraps 4x6 Stencils


Today I am sharing two colorful cards I created using Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Butterfly Flock Stencil.   

For the first card I chose to use resist spray over the stencil. After the resist spray dried, I inked my card with distress ink.  I did get a little over zealous with the spray but that was easily remedied with a coordinating sentiment banner. 

For the second card, I simply using my distress inks in a rainbow of colors with the stencil on a white background.  

The bright colors were all the card needed. All I did was matte on coordinating card stock and stamp a simple greeting. 

This is Us Wood Frame by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using the XL Birch Wood Frame - This is Us.



At approximately 19" x 12", this  is a fun way to showcase several theme related photos.  I slipped in 2  photos - each 4 1/2" x 6" - and adhered the edges with wood glue.  You can even use glue dots or velcro dots  if you want to be able to swap out the photos at some point.


I began by painting the panel with plum paint.


Once dry, I used the 6" Fern Stencil  to add designs about the panel with modeling paste.


Using the Expressions Small Vacation Word Title, I first removed the protective film and added glue.  Then I poured on Stampendous Glitter and allowed it to dry.


Once dry, I removed the protective film from the other side and glued it between the photo frames.


Using spray inks, I spritzed shades of blue about the panel to coordinate with the Vacation Word Title.


To finish, I added some black and white flowers about the panel.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies  used:  Imagine Fireworks Shimmery Spray Inks; Plaid Paint; Stampendous Glitter; Flowers




The simple things chip scallop album

Good morning, friends Leah here with you today to share this awesome little Chip 3x8 Scallop album.

I started by painting the chipboard album white all around the edges. After that dried, I used the 6" Polka Dots stencil with distress oxide ink and stenciled all around the album edges on both sides to create this bright, sunny background on each page.


I then cut all my pattern paper and adhered it to both sides of the pages.


I then started layering ephemera and different embellishments.
I love how this album is ready for photos!


Finished albums make great gifts for friends and family, making it easy for them to just adhere their photos into the album.

Which chipboard albums are your favorites from Clear Scraps?

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Chip 3x8 Scallop Album; 6" Polka Dots Stencil
Pattern Paper: Pink Fresh; Crate Paper
Ephemera: Pink Fresh, Crate Paper; Hip Kit
Stickers: Pink Fresh; American Craft
Ink: Distress Oxide
Glue: Beacos3-in-1

Sunflower Boxes

Hey everyone and welcome!!

Today I have created these wonderful Sunflower Boxes using the Sunflower 6x6 Stencil.


Let me show you step by step how I created these!

I started out with some stacking crates that I had in my stash. 

They were unfinished so I painted them with this really pretty gray/brown paint.


Once they were dry, I took my stencil and applied it to the side of each of the crates.

To keep it from moving I just used some scotch tape on the sides and the edge.


I took some really pretty yellow paint and some black and tapped it over the stencil to create my flower.

I just used some makeup sponges that I had in my stash.



The overall effect came out great!

Now I have some lovely boxes for my craft space!!

Just make sure there is no paint or ink on the back of your stencil before applying it to the next item.

Lesson learned!!

Thanks for checking out my project!!

Kim :)

Items used:

Sunflower 6x6 Stencil

Acrylic Paints: Yellow and Black

Semi Gloss Enamel Paint

Wood Boxes

Cattails at Sunset Card

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this dreamy summertime card using chipboard embellishments and  stencils from Clear Scraps.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking Background

I started by inking a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with purple, pink, and orange inks using a foam blending tool.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embossing Paste

Once dry, I laid the Dragonfly Wallpaper stencil on top of the panel and applied black embossing paste over top using a plastic palette knife.  For a little extra touch, I added black microfine glitter on top of the paste before it dried.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trim Background Panels

Once completely dry, I trimmed the panel down to 4" x 6" and adhered it to a black matting layer measuring 4.25" x 6.25".

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Coloring Chipboard

To color the Cattails Chipboard Embellish, I simply added a few coats of ink from a permanent black marker.  For a little added dreaminess, I also lightly brushed gold gilding wax over the edges of the piece with my finger.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

After adhering the matted background panel to the center of a 5" x 7" white card base, I added the cattail embellishment to the lower left corner with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was die cut from some gold and black cardstock and adhered to the lower right corner with liquid glue.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Square

I hope you enjoyed this dreamy summertime sunset card and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How do you use the chipboard embellishments in your summer papercraft projects?

~ Annie

Additional products used: purple, pink, and orange inks; white, black, and gold cardstock, black Copic marker; "Dream" die (Simon Says Stamp); black embossing paste; black microfine glitter; gold gilding wax; adhesive

Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album -- Ahoy There!

Hello everyone!  Laura here today to share a summer mini album!

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There front

The Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album is a fun way to play with acrylic

and not feel overwhelmed by the large 12x12 surface of the acrylic

sheets.  If you haven't tried it, this is a great way to get started!

On this first page, the rays were stenciled with blue acrylic paint,

and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There close up 2

So simple, but it gives a great impact and texture!  Next,

I brushed the edges of the next 2 pages with more acrylic paint.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There close up 1

It's  nice way to frame each page instead of just leaving it clear,

tho you can do that too.....nice to mix it up!

Love how the back of the stenciled cover shows through to

the second page of the mini album.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There page 2

The best part of using's a two for one impact!

You can see how the brushed on red paint frames this page:

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There page 3

And it shows through to frame the next one too.  It's also

fun to add some cute little tags in between the pages, they

can be used as a title, or you could use it to mark the year

or use it as a journal box too.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There page 4

Some people are afraid to work with a acrylic because of the

fact it shows through, but it's actually a fun element to use

to embrace your creativity!  And you can keep it simple.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There close up 3

This is just the mat from the other page becoming the mat for the

next page.  Just keep your adhesive where it won't be seen.

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic Tag_Ahoy There back cover

The border strip was used as a mat for a thinner border on the

other page.  Just take a look as you are putting the album together.

It's so fun to get creative with the different acrylic pieces, and once

you've tried it, you'll be hooked!

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


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tag Album, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other: Acrylic paint, twine, ribbon, cardstock, enamel dots,

Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea paper and stickers.


Mixed Media Floral Canvas

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a mixed media floral canvas.


I used the Mini Jar Pallet, thinking it would make an amazing jar to hold an assortment of  flowers.


I painted the jar with gold metallic paint..


Placomg the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil on the jar, I painted with silver metallic paint.


Using both the 6" Wood Grain Stencil and the 6" Shiplap Stencil, I created texture on a canvas board with modeling paste.


Because I wanted to add color to the board, I painted the entire panel with white gesso.


Once the panel was dry, I spritzed assorted colors of ink on the panel, drying the inks before adding additional colors.  Then I wrapped the panel with twine for more dimension. 
Placing the jar off-center, I placed flowers and leaves, moving them until the result was pleasing.


I tied some babies breathe to the twine and inserted some amongst the flowers for more depth and dimension.


A sentiment was stamped on a tag which was inserted under the twine.  Butterflies were punched from Rinea Foiled Papers and placed on the tag.


Additional butterflies were added amongst the flowers.


Now this fun mixed media floral canvas adorns my craft room.

Thanks for stopping by.



Other Supplies:  Prima paints and flowers; Art Impressions Stamps; Imagine Crafts Ink; Rinea Foiled Papers; Magill Punch