Clear Scraps--Changeable Frame--Summer Paradise

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to get you started on those summer projects!  Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the picnics, vacations, pool time and all kinds of fun in the sun is coming our way!  The Clear Scraps Changeable Frames are a great way to share those summer memories with home decor!Clear_Scraps_Changeable Frame_Summer Paradise(1)This project starts with the Base with Scallop Frame in the 3D Changeables collection from Clear Scraps.  There are several fun options for the bases and you can choose your fave.  You can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.  One of the best part of this collection is the ability to mix and match the bases/frames and the word and shape that you'd like!

They are super easy to put together too!  You can mix it up by using paint, ink, stain, pretty paper, time to get creative!

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Here I used patterned paper for the bottom layer on the base, just trace, cut out and glue down.  The same paper was used to carry that pattern thru to the background in the frame.  I kept the top layer of the base with just acrylic paint, but I brushed a bit of contrasting paint around the edge.  I did this around the paper layer as well.  It gives it a nice finished look.

The Clear Scraps coordinating Word n Shape Summer Flip Flops was used and "summer" painted with yellow acrylic paint, and the flip flops with blue brushed with green (the reverse of the base).  A couple of flower add a little fun texture and color to the flip flops.Clear_Scraps_Changeable Frame_Summer Paradise(1)(2)

The frame was painted green as well, and then it was embellished with some fun summer themed stickers and cut outs.  The summer square and the stickers in the lower right corner were all popped up with foam tape.  Always fun to give a project a little more dimension!  It's all ready for a favorite picture from our vacay!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Clear Scraps:  Base with Scallop Frame, Word n Shape Summer Flip Flops

Other:  Acrylic paint: yellow, green, blue, Echo Park Sun Kissed collection, flowers, foam tape, glue.

Summer Beach Ball Wreath Decor

Summer is just about here, and for many of us, it has us dreaming of the beach or pool!  Welcome to the Clear Scraps blog today - my name is Maureen and I have a fun project to decorate your door just in time for the start of Summer.  It's an assortment of decorations you can use to decorate a door wreath!


My main focal point is centered around a beach ball I painted on the 6" Small Shiplap Circle.  What a fun weekend project this was!  I decided to go with bright colors that I knew would match the ribbon in my wreath.  Start by base-coating your circle in a white paint.


Next, I'm taking a pencil and tracing the shape of a circle in the corner to be the end of the beach ball, and then drawing lines to the edges to look like the colorful sections of the ball.  I just followed a pattern on Pinterest for this.


I chose some colorful paints to paint each of these sections in, and they match my ribbon choices too.  Once dry, do a second coat as needed.  While I was painting, I also picked out the Hello XL Wood Sentiment to paint in a green paint, and the flip flops from the Word n Shape Summer Flip Flops set, done in a bright pink.

Let this dry completely, and then trace the lines of your beach ball with a black permanent marker.  This is a good cheat for a black painted line!


After that, I'm using a sponge applicator in a circle shape to add the white paint dots.  I'm also doing this technique for the flip-flops too.  With the flip-flops, I've glued on some ribbon as the straps, and as they dried I held them together with some clothespins.


Details that I added to the wood items are as follows:  a black marker line around the white paint dots with a couple extra dot details, a line of black marker on the "hello" sentiment, and a white line on the sentiment also.  When this is dry, make sure to spray it with a clear finish to protect it outside.


To attach these items to my wreath, I glued a ribbon on the back of each wood piece, then tied it to my wreath.  You also could use hot glue and adhere directly to the ribbon, but in my case I could change them out later if they start to fade.


This was a really fun change of pace for me!  I hope you also enjoyed the project.  To learn how to do the wreath, I recommend searching for ribbon wreaths on Pinterest or YouTube.  Enjoy and make a splash this Summer, everyone!


Supplies:  wreath shape and ribbons (see Pinterest for ideas and directions), acrylic paints in assorted colors, Sharpie black marker, matte finish spray, sandpaper as needed, small ribbon and hot glue to attach


Friendship 3D Frameable Project

Summer is here and it's getting me in the mood to work with bright yellows and other bold colors, just like that warm sunshine!  Hello everyone, it's Maureen with you today.  Have you tried out any projects yet with the 3D Frameables by Clear Scraps?  These kits are so easy and make an amazing gift that you can create yourself with little effort!  Plus, it's easy on your wallet too!


I had this photo of my college best friends just waiting to get added to a frame, so I decided to work with the Base with Square Frame kit and the Word N Shape Friends and Flower add ons.  I really wanted to work with a paper kit that I've had laying around for this project, so I've also chosen a PhotoPlay paper kit with it's bold black and yellow tones.


My first step is to trace out the papers I wanted for the base, and then use a sharp blade to cut out the strips in the middle.  These are glued to the top.  You can also use decoupage! I've done the same with the frame and glued that on to the front.


Next, I've painted the stem of the flower green, and the back of the frame black, so there is a finished look to the project.  For the top of the flower, I've layered 3 levels of a die cut flower in a yellow paper from the paper set I chose.  These are given dimension by rolling them with an embossing tool in the middle to allow the leaves to stick out a bit.  I finish it off with some black dots using a marker.


For the phrase "friends" I've painted it on both sides in a black acrylic paint.  Then, after it was dry, I covered it in white paint dots.  I did this using an embossing tool also - these are handy tools to have in your craft room!


My final touches are to add a couple of the sticker embellishments from the set, such as a cute little bee and the phrase on the "friends" sentiment.  I believe this is ready for gifting to one of my besties!


What types of homemade gifts do you make?  I invite you to check out the ideas we have on our Clear Scraps Pinterest Inspiration board too!  Supplies used are below.  Thank you for joining me today!


Supplies:  PhotoPlay Tulla and Norbert Bee paper collection; black, green and white acrylic paint; embossing tools; flower die cuts; glue or decoupage.

Woof 3D Frameable Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm here to share another May project! Are you a pet owner? We got a new puppy last summer. We adore her and treat her like one of the family. She truly spoiled rotten! Lol

So today's project features one of the cute Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! Clear Scraps has a variety of different 3D Frameables to chose from. Click here I'm using the Word and Shape "Woof/Bone" Click here and matched it up with the Base and Frame Deco! Click here

The papers I chose to use are from Simple Stories "Pet Shoppe" Dog collection. 


To begin, I took my Woof words and some acrylic paint Red, Orange,Green and yellow. I painted each color on the letters and paws. Set aside to dry. I painted the Bone shape using acrylic white paint.


Next I removed both of the bases and chose 2 coordinating papers from the paper pack. (You could paint your wood bases if you choose)I traced around each base, cut out and glued my paper to each of the wood bases. I recommend using Beacon glue since it has a strong bond and works well with wood. Taking an xaco knife, I trimmed away the excess paper from my wood bases including the 3 slots on each frame base. Then taking a Distress tool or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. I applied some Distress Ink Rusty Hinge along the edges. Then glue your bases together making sure your slots line up perfectly. Set this aside to dry. 


Now take your top frame piece, and trace, glue, trim and Distress along the edges as we did previously with our wood bases, and inside section of your frame. 



Next I chose a photo trimmed to fit and adhered to the backside of my frame. Then glue your top frame to the frame base making sure to line up the edges evenly. The bottom will slide into the slot on your wood base. 

Now you can add any embellishments like stickers and ephemera pieces to decorate around your frame. I adhered some ephemera doggie paws to my bone. My Woof words, I glued a small heart on top of the "F"  you can add as many embellishments as you want. I slipped a small ring into the hole of my Ephemera Bone embellishment and glued at the top of my frame!


Here's a closeup!


I think these are so much fun to create! I hope I have inspired you to make your own 3D Frameables project and showcase your favorite furry pet!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to check back soon and see what our other Design team members have created to inspire you! Check out the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the new products and crafty supplies available. 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Simple Stories Pet Shoppe paper collection and Ephemera. 

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Family Moments

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a cute home decor project that is a simple way to display a favorite family memory.

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The base of this project is the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  This is a great shape for any project you might choose.  There are a lot of shapes to choose from in the Clear Scraps store as well.  You can find them HERE.  I used some pretty patterned paper to cover it.  Next, I used gray paint to create a lid area at the top, and I brushed this with a bit of black paint to create some shading. 

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I tied a bow around the top to add a little extra something.  A couple of journal boxes, one with a nice quote, and one as a background for my picture were matted on black cardstock.   This was just the perfect touch to fill the space above the Clear Scraps Family Mini Shaker

Clear_Scraps_Mini Shaker_Family copy(1)The top frame was painted with white acrylic paint.  The back of the shaker was traced out onto the polka dot patterned paper, cut out, then glued down on the back layer.  Then each frame layer was glued down until the acrylic layer.  Before that I added some of the Clear Scraps Spring Sequins Shaker Filler, then peeled off the protective coating off each side of the acrylic, and lastly the top painted frame piece.  Add one of your favorite pictures of a  special family moment, and it's a great little home decor piece that you can display anytime.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon to see more fun projects ideas and inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Family Mini Shaker, Spring Sequins.

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, gray, black cardstock, organza ribbon, Cocoa Vanilla These Days Collection.

Guest Designer Amberly Hoffman-House Mini Shaker Pallet


Hello, today I am showcasing fun and versatile Clear Scraps products. 
Using the Small Circle Shiplap Shape, I first painted it with ivory acrylic paint and then distressed the edges with a brown acrylic paint. 
Next I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil and a texture paste just on the bottom half. I used scraps of paper for the Clear Scraps House Mini Shaker Shape and a mixture of sequins. Attached a hanger, scraps of ribbon and some crystals.
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This was a quick and easy project! 
The size is perfect to fit inside a larger wreath and you can make one for every season. 
Guest designer 
Amberly Hoffman

Guest Designer Jennifer Kirks-Beach Themed Wood Frame

Hi!  This is Jennifer and I'm sharing my first project for Clear Scraps using the 3D Frameables Square Frame with Base!


I painted the base and frame with white gesso. Then I glued the frame together on the sides and bottom (leave top open to insert picture). 



I then cut a piece of cheese cloth and adhered it to the base with a gel medium.


I used some textured paper to give the impression of a net and used the gel medium to adhere around the base of the frame.




I grabbed some sea glass, beads, sand and small shells by Mudd puddles along with some larger shells and starfish I had and adhered them to the base.

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I added crackle paste around the edge of the frame and added more shells, sand and sea glass.  


Thanks for looking! You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Products used:


-Mudd puddles glue 

-Sand and sea glass by Mudd puddles

-3 in 1 glue


-Brown acrylic paint

-white gesso




Guest Designer Juli Ondrush-Wood Phone Stand

Hi Everybody! It’s Juli here with my first piece as a Guest Designer for Clear Scraps! I used a Wooden Phone Stand from Clear Scraps!

They have ones with cutouts, scallops and acrylics ones too! See them all here: https://www.clearscraps.com/category_s/110.htm



To create this cute cottage core inspired holder for my kitchen, I started by covering the main part of the stand with a vintage childrens book page, using craft glue.

These pages were from a big book, but you could piece some of your pages together if they are smaller. In order to get nicely finished edges, I used an Emory board to sand off the edges pieces that were hanging over. Worked like a charm! Then I covered the small stand part with a cute, cute green polka dot paper.
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You cannot go wrong with polka dots as far as I’m concerned! I put the paper on both sides to have a finished look.
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Then I lightly added ink to all the edges to create a vintage feel.
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I cut this large butterfly from a die in a coordinating green color. I glued it on off-center. This creates interest and gives movement across the project. 
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 Then I made a cluster with both the green papers and some lace. I added the sticker ‘Chatterbox’ to imply that your phone is for lots of talking! And finally that huge gorgeous button from my stash is the perfect finishing touch!
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I love, love, love how it turned out! Functional and pretty! And it has a very natural cottage decor feel. A perfect landing spot for my phone in the kitchen.
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Thanks so much for crafting with me today!  Let me know if you create a phone holder for yourself too! 
Other products used-polka dot paper: Echo Park; cardstock:  Co’ordinations; 3 n 1 Craft glue: Beacon; Butterfly Perspectives Die, Sticker and Distress ink: Tim Holtz; Embroidery floss. 

Clear Scraps--Memory-Dex Family & Friends Address Box

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a fun project using the new Clear Scraps Memory-Dex!

Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Friends & Family Address Memory Dex(1)This is the Regular DIY Wood Box in the 4.75 x 12" size.  It was painted with a soft green paint, and then glued together.  The outside of the box was decorated using some simple patterned paper, stickers, alphas, and enamel dots.  I kept it simple since it's going to be used on a regular basis since it's an address file.

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I did use a bit of foam tape to give this a little dimension, but didn't do too much embellishment.  Just a little touch.   Then it was time to fill up the box!

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Earlier this month, I had shared the "Family, Friends, and Birthdays" cards that I had made to be the main dividers in this Memory-Dex box.  You can find the post about those HERE. Those were created using the Houses Chip Dividers 3pk.  If you'd like to see all the options available for the cards and boxes, they are in the What's New section in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.  To make these alpha dividers in the address box, I used the Regular Tab Chip Dividers 3pk.  These are perfect to be able to thumb through to find address.  It's easy to use scraps of pretty papers and stickers to add a little something to each card. When it's time to fill it up, I'll use simple index cards trimmed down to write the addresses on.

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The birthdays section also uses the tabbed cards, but this time it's the Regular Tab Acrylic Cards.  They are created using alcohol ink, paper and alpha stickers.  Super simple, but it will be so easy to organize addresses and birthdays.  Everything will be right at my fingertips!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Regular DIY Wood Box 4.75 x 12, Houses Chip Dividers 3pk, Regular Tab Chip Dividers 3pk, Regular Tab Acrylic Cards 3pk.

Other:  Green acrylic paint, Simple Stories: The Simple Life papers, stickers, alcohol inks, Bella Blvd alpha, twine, foam tape, glue.

Feel the Warmth of Home with this Circle Sign

Living in the Southwest is a blessing many months of the year!  However, there are the few months when the heat gets unbearable.  Hi, I'm Maureen, and I want to share a unique sign I created for my door this month.  It's a fun saying that gives a wink to where I live - Arizona!


It's still my home, of course.  And I love where I live, flaws and all.  Ha ha ha!  Let me walk you through how this is created - it's such a clean and simple project!  My project base is the Large Circle Shiplap shape, base-coated in black acrylic paint.  I love the light feel to these wood shapes, and they hold up well both hanging on a door or in an easel.


Next, I'm using the Home Large Chipboard Embellishment as the main sentiment, and painting this in white acrylic paint.  I've found this easier to do while the letters are assembled.  After painting, I cut the letters apart and assemble them across the top of the sign, but leaving the O out.  I've also added the additional sentiment below it with white vinyl letters.


From here, I'm painting a wood pallet in the shape of Arizona, which is a special order item from Clear Scraps that is sold in stores here in town.  If you don't have access to shapes like this, an electronic machine would have the 50 states available and many machines cut both balsam wood and chipboard as you would need.  You could also cut the shape out in vinyl and apply it!


My state shape is painted using the paint-pull technique, such a fun way to add flair!  Simply drop several colors of paints in drops at one end of your item, then take a scraper tool and "pull" the paint across your item.  Do it again as necessary to add more coverage!


The final addition is to stencil a cactus on to this shape with the 6" Cactus Pots stencil.  I lightly sponged the paint on the shape and corrected any edges with a fine paintbrush.  Glue this shape on to your sign with hot glue.  Make sure you seal it if it will be outside on display.


I cannot wait to display this project in my front room!  The weather is getting warm so it's going to be a sign that Summer is almost here.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Right?

Thanks so much for joining me - see you next time!


Flea Market DIY Wood Box and Memory-Dex Cards

Hello Everyone!

Dana here! I'm excited to be back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a really fun project I hope you'll like. We'll be creating a DIY  Regular Wood Box Click here  and some fun Memory-Dex Cards to match! There are many different shapes and styles of Memory-Dex cards Click here

For my project today, I'll be using Clear Scraps Memory-Dex cards Rounded Tab Chip Click here Vintage Chip Click here Purses Chip Click here Scallop Chip  Click here and Angle Chip Click here 

The paper collection I chose is from Simple Stories Flea Market collection! I just think this collection is so adorable and the vintage pieces are fantastic!

To begin this project, remove all your wood box pieces and glue all your pieces together including both dowels. I recommend using a strong permanent bond glue such as Beacon glue! Let dry throughly preferably overnight. Here's a photo:


After you box has dried, choose some of the patterned papers to decorate the outside of your box. I chose to add patterned paper inside the bottom of my box. But you could paint your box or leave the wood grain plain. It's all up to you! I decorated the sides and front of my box with some of the ephemera pieces. Here's some photos!



Now we can start decorating our Memory-Dex cards. These are great for adding photos and they go together pretty quickly. I like to use a variety of patterned papers, ephemera, and Brads to decorate my cards. 

I painted the bottom sections of some of my Memory-Dex cards using White, Pink and turquoise acrylic paints. I inked all my papers and ephemera pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. After gluing your paper to your Chipboard card, I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges away with my Distress tool or sanding tool. 


Scalloped Chip Card 1: I painted the bottom with pink acrylic paint on both sides. Let dry. Next I  traced and cut my paper and glued onto the upper half of my Memory-Dex card. Added a sticker sentiment and brad at the top. On the back, I made a pocket and tucked acouple small journal cards and ticket inside my pocket. 

Purses Chip: I painted the handles with turquoise paint and let dry. I traced and covered my purse shape with floral paper. Then using my hole scallop punch I punched out another piece from my scrap paper, cut in half and glued one on each side of my purse and adhered a brad in the middle. 

Angle Chip: I painted the top and bottom with turquoise paint on both sides. Let dry. Then glued some patterned papers to the base. I adhered some stickers, ephemera with foam dots to add dimension. And a photo!! Here's some closeups!



Card 4: Rounded Tab:  I painted the bottom section using white acrylic paint. Let dry. I covered the base with the typewriter Journaling card and stapled a ticket at the top. The tab I covered with some leftover scrap paper. The backside I covered with paper and glued a small journal card on top. Then added the matching scale chipboard sticker piece on top. Covered the tab with the same scrap paper and glued a ticket at the top.

Card 5: Vintage Chip: painted the bottom section using white acrylic paint. Let dry. I covered the top portion of my Memory-Dex card with a radio journal card and applied acouple pieces of striped washi tape from this collection. I added some enamel dots to resemble radio knows. On the backside I made another pocket card and tucked inside a ticket, LP record and tiny radio Journaling card. Using foam dots I adhered the ephemera sentiment. 

Card 6: Angle Chip: I painted the bottom edge using white acrylic paint. Let dry. I covered the top with paper and added a strip of washi tape at the bottom. I glued the Flea Market sign onto my card, the lamp I adhered on the side using foam dots. I adhered acouple of matching Brads and heart stickers along the top edge. The backside I glued a Happy Days journal card onto the front. Added a few stickers. Here's some photos of my finished cards!



There you have it! Our DIY Wood box and cards are finished. Heres a look at my box:


I hope you'll give it a try and create a wood box and cards of your own. I'll be back next month, to share more Memory-Dex cards for our box. So be sure to check back and follow along with me. Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! I'd love to see how your wood boxes and Memory-Dex cards turn out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest products available for purchase!

Until next time,  Have a Crafty week!


Other Supplies Used: Acrylic paint in White, Pink and Turquoise, scoring tool. Trimmer, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Distress tool, Foam dots, Simple Stories Flea Market collection, Beacon glue, enamel dots, washi tape.


Tres Jolie Cross Promo-3D Frameables Home Wood Frame

Hello! It's Jennifer here for our week of partnering with Tres Jolie Kit Club!  I used the 3D Frameables Home-House Word N Shape paired with the Deco Frame with Base.


I began by working on my base;  I painted the larger oval with a nice green chalk paint.  For the smaller oval, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to cover it with floral paper.  I  followed by using my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth the edges. 

For my Word N Shape pieces, I  completed the same steps by covering the House with patterned paper and painting the Home word.  


Next, I worked on my Deco Frame.  I chose a mint green pattern for my outside wood frame adhering it with my Beacon Adhesive.  I  lightly painted the outside edges of the base of my frame with the same green chalk paint. 


I cut down a photo to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and adhered to the back of my frame. Using my Beacon Adhesive, I affixed the two parts of the frame together.  I then used some clips to hold them while my glue dried. 


I was then ready to assemble my base (it's best to ensure your slots line up before gluing)!   I again used my Beacon Adhesive to affix the two pieces together.  



Once I assembled my 3D Frameables, I  glued some the floral clusters around my frame and to the right of my House for accent.  I also used the round epoxy  sentiments included in the kit as a nice pop of color.  



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check back tomorrow for more inspiration from our design team! You can find the Clear Scraps 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Tres Jolie Cross Promo--Happy Spring Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today and SO excited to share a springtime home decor project during Clear Scrap's week long collaboration with Tres Jolie Kit Club

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I started with some plain wood shapes (rectangle and deco) I had on hand.  I painted the rectangle and traced and cut out the deco on pretty paper from the Tres Jolie Kit.  Once I had the base set, it was time to create the layers on top!  First up was to use the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Small and the 5x9 Leaves Stencil.

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I used white acrylic paint first to create a light wash on the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Shiplap piece.  The top was painted with gray paint, and then brushed lightly with black, and I went back in with gray to create a distressed look.  Then a light green paint was used to make a little trail of leaves, using one of the leaf openings on the stencil.  I pounced with a foam applicator to get a soft mottled look.  This Clear Scraps piece set up the perfect background for the beautiful flowers.

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I fussy cut some of the leaves and added them along with flowers and enamel dots/sentiments along the path of the stenciled leaves.  You can see them just peeking out along the other pieces.  I also wanted to add a larger sentiment to the home decor piece, so I created a little rectangle of some of the Tres Jolie Kit pretty paper. 

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This was matted it on a piece of white cardstock and the "Happy Spring" sentiment was added.  Then more fussy cut flowers and other flowers and enamel dots were added to the corner to finish it off.  It's such a pretty spring home decor piece--makes me think of fresh cut flowers in a mason jar on the table.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and visit all week to see the inspiration from Clear Scraps and Tres Jolie Kit Club!!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Small, 5x9 Leaves Stencil

Other:  Tres Jolie Kit, ribbon, alpha (thickers), acrylic paint--white, gray, black, green, foam tape, glue.

Magical Vacation Memory-Dex Box and Character Dividers

Are there scrapbook pages and pictures sitting in a drawer or box somewhere in your home, waiting to be created?  Hi, it's Maureen with you today, and I am forever feeling guilty that I have tons of pictures from vacations (or other moments) gone by, untouched.  This project today is hopefully a solution to a problem like that - allowing you a quick solution to getting those items out in the open.


Allow yourself the permission to create an easier solution to scrapbooking - by creating with Memory-Dex boxes and dividers.  Sometimes it feels like we have to have the large page to document on, but this idea gives your best pictures a chance to shine.  And, you still can create those pages later if you want!


I'm starting with a few dividers to document some of my favorite Disney trips over the years.  I have hundreds of pictures, since we've gone many times over the years.  This box will give those photos a chance to shine and I'll pick my favorite ones to put out on display.  The box I chose is the 12" High DIY Wood Box, since I anticipate I'll have several photos to fill it with down the road.  I assemble it according to instructions, using a hot glue in all the joints.


Then, I paint the inside of the box black, including the rods.  On the outside, I line the edges in a red shimmery card stock, tracing them with a pencil before cutting.  These panels are applied with tacky glue.  I've added black circles to the end of the box for ears, and the hands are cut with my Cricut library files.


For my dividers, I picked a couple different shapes.  The first is this Minnie Mouse purse, done with one of the Purse Acrylic Dividers.  It's so cute!  I really love the black shimmery card stock.  It's embossed with a quilted embossing folder.


My next divider is a Goofy theme, done with one of the Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers.  This one is traced and covered in an argyle print paper and I add a Goofy hat to the top.  I'm using stickers from a paper set in my stash.


The third divider is Donald and it is so cute!  This one is the Vintage Chipboard Divider, covered in white paper.  Then I took a blue paper and covered the bottom half, applied buttons and a hat.  I love this one!!


You really don't have to spend a lot of time or effort on a photo album like this, and it is adorable to set out for a display.  I hope you give this project a try and check out all the Memory-Dex products that Clear Scraps has to offer!  See an additional supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:  black paint, hot glue gun, assorted card stock, character die cuts by Queen and Company, patterned paper and sentiments by Photo Play, buttons, Spellbinders quilted embossing folder, Cricut and Disney files

Spring Has Sprung Home Decor

Hi Craft Friends!

Happy April! Spring is finally here! Where I live winter still wants to stick around. However, we can create spring projects to bring a touch of spring inside our homes. 

Today we'll be creating a spring wall decor piece. I'm using Clear Scraps Wood Slimline Deco 5x11 album Click here and Bunny mini pallet shape Click here 


We will use 2 total of the wood Slimline album pages (one with a Deco edge and the other long piece) you can save the other album pieces for a future project. The papers I chose to decorate my wood base are from Mintay "Beauty in Bloom" but you can use whatever spring themed papers you have on hand. 

To begin take your 2 Wood Deco album pieces and line up your holes with the Deco tab at the top right side, then taking some adhesive tape and Beacon glue, I attached both pieces together. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon, so your pieces won't come apart. Set aside to dry. 


Here's how it looks once glued together:


Now take out your mini Bunny pallet shape from your package. With a paintbrush I mixed some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint and Cottage White together and applied over my bunny mini pallet shape. Let dry. 


Next taking a die from my stash, (Echo Park's Happy Easter) I diecut out a few tiny bows from scrap paper. I wasn't sure which bow I wanted to use so that's why I diecut more than one. I glued a small pompom on my bunny tail. Set this aside for now. I decided to use a multicolored bow and glued onto my bunny's neck. Then added a blue enamel dot in the center of my bow. 


Now take another patterned paper and trace around your wood Slimline Deco piece. Cut it out and line up on your scoreboard and score at 5 & 1/4 inches using your bone folder. Fold and crease. 


Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, i inked around the edges of my paper. Then using adhesive tape and Beacon glue, adhere your paper to your wood base. 


Now we can do some fussycutting and chose what pieces we want to use to decorate our home decor piece. I like to use a variety of embellishments including some sentiments. I inked all my pieces with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I like to play around with all my embellishments before adhering them down. 

I fussy cut out this floral wreath and using foam dots I adhered on the left side. Then using hot glue I adhered my mini Bunny pallet shape lining up his feet at the bottom edge of my wood piece and partially over the wreath. Here's a closeup!


I adhered one of the chipboard sticker sentiments over the Deco tab at the top. I fussy cut out some florals, bird and bird nest. I added foam dots to the backside if my floral piece. Taking the nest I cut a small slit at the top and tucked my bird's feet inside then glued in place. Here's a photo!


At the bottom left edge I adhered a fussycut element using foam dots. Here's a closeup!


To finish my project, I added acouple more chipboard sticker sentiments at the upper left corner.  I also like to apply a bit of Stickles Stardust glitter to my birds wings and some florals! And attached a metal hanger onto the back of my wood base. Now it's ready to hang and display! Here's my finished piece!


I hope I've inspired you to start creating your own Springtime Home Decor piece! These make wonderful gifts and something you can use year after year!

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Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, adhesive tape, foam dots, Stickles Stardust glitter, metal hanger, Mintay papers, scoreboard, bone folder, Folkart Conch Shell and Cottage White acrylic paints. 


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