Clear Scraps Gnome Mini Shaker--Land that I Love

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little patriotic pride project

with Memorial Day right around the corner!   It's a fun and easy home decor idea!

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love pic 1(1)This project started with the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  I started

by tracing the different sections of the heart shape onto the red, the white/ombre and

the blue patterned papers.  I cut them out, brushed the edges with a little black distress

ink (just to cover the white core of this particular paper) and then glued them onto the

pallet.  As always, you can do whatever you'd like. Paint it, ink it, stencil it, a lot of options.

Next, I made the cute little gnome!  This is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Gnome.  Such a

cutie, right??!!  Often I will trace these out on paper, but today, I decided to "shake it up"

(haha no pun intended).  I used paint on this sweet little gnome, painting the bottom with

blue and the hat area with red.  Then I went back after it dried a bit, and used a stencil--

the Clear Scraps 4x6 Stars stencil which matches my patriotic theme perfectly.

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I used a sponge dauber with just a wee bit of white paint and added the little

stars all over with the stencil.  Turned out so cute, kind of like making your own

patterned paper.  It's always fun to play with different techniques with these

chipboard pieces.  Don't be afraid to play!

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Here it is all finished.  I added a few splatters of white paint (messy can be

a lot of fun!) and then some sparkly red, white and blue sequins.  Just the

perfect touch for this Memorial Day decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Mini Shaker Gnome,

4x6 Stars Stencil.

Other:  Red, White and Blue acrylic paint, Bella Blvd Bella Besties paper,

Bella Blvd Trinkets puffy stickers, Echo Park America stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Grandkids Desktop Frame


Tami here on the blog with you today with another project to share.

If there's one thing grandparents love almost as much as their grandkids it's PHOTOS of their grandkids!

Clear Scraps has a desk frame that makes the perfect gift for any grandparent. And you can embellish it to match their favorite colors or their home decor...

I decided to make one for my mom for mother's day; no grandmother can ever have too many pictures of their grandkids!

The most challenging part of the project was finding a "nice" photo of my two boys together!

After I found and printed the photo, the rest of the project was easy peasy.

Here's how my frame turned out...


And here is how I made the frame step-by-step...

First, I covered the small base and the heart frame with printed paper. Then I used the Sanding Stick (from Clear Scrap) to file the excess paper from around the edges. I cut out the slit on the base with a craft knife, then used the tip of the Sanding Stick to smooth the edges.


I painted the large base white.

I inked the "grand" letters using blue ink. Then I penciled in the bottom of the "a", the dot of the "i" and the top of the "d" to make it easier to fill in those details when I painted the "kids" portion of the frame.


I painted the "kids" portion of the frame green, being careful to fill in the penciled details on the letters.

After I centered the photo in the heart frame, I traced around it with a pencil. This made it easier to do the next step - which was to glue the photo to the frame. I put glue around the edge of the back of the frame, then set it on the photo - lining it up with the pencil marks. Then I cut around the heart to remove the excess portion of the photo.

To finish embellishing the frame, I adhered the heart and photo to it, then added flowers and rhinestone centers and a twine bow. A sentiment across the bottom of the heart completed the project.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today; please come back and visit us soon!


Clear Scraps: Grandkids Desktop Frame and Small Sanding Stick

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, Clear Snap: Parsley Color Eclipse, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Paper Flowers, Rhinestones and Twine

Tools: Clear Snap: Color Box Stylus & Tips, Paintbrush, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil and Craft Knife

Floral Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a beautiful floral panel using wood and chipboard elements.
With the assorted wood pallets available at Clear Scraps, there are so many projects you can create from albums to frames to home decor pieces.


Starting with a wood rectangle panel from the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack, I cut blue foiled paper slightly smaller than the panel.
I left a little edge of the wood panel to show.
At 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", this is a great size to use as a wall hanging.


Placing the 4x6 Grass Stencil on the foil, I used Rinea Ghost Ink along both edges of the panel.
Ghost Ink removes some of the color from the foil.  


The Grass Stencil added different sized lengths along the panel.
I wanted to add a pattern to the background, but I didn't want it to be overpowering, so this effect created a nice background.
Then I adhered the foil to the wood panel.


I created a very large flower from foiled paper and assembled it with a large brad.
I then placed the flower on the panel.


I chose the Life is Good chipboard word title, inking it with pink ink.
I also embossed it to give it a shiny effect.
At approximately 2" x 4", it was perfectly sized for the panel.


Finally, I used a crop-a-dile to easily punch holes in the panel and threaded ribbon through to use a the hanger.

What do you think?

I hope you give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Crafter's Companion Die; Imagine Crafts Ink


Family Desktop Frame

Happy Wednesday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share this home decor project featuring the family desktop frame. It's just so perfect for a family photo and I used this photo back from our wedding day with both sides of me and my husband's family.


▼ The desktop frame set comes with 1 laser cut word frame, 1 cutout, and 2 base pieces for the standing frame. 


▼ I started by painting the word "FAMILY" with different pink acrylic paint. I tried to mixed the colors that match a patterned paper I chose for the cut out frame. 


▼ Next, I used the cut out frame and traced on two patterned papers (one for the background and another one for the frame), cut them out and adhered with tacky glue.


▼ On the back of the cut out frame, I applied 0.25 inch double sided foam tape to adhere to the cut word frame, so a photo (with size 5.5 x 4 inches) can slide into the frame.


▼ For the two wood bases, I traced them on a patterned paper, cut them out with a carving craft knife, and adhered to the bases using tacky glue.


▼ Here is the finished look of the cut out pieces. Just assemble them together to stand it up, which is so perfect to mail as a gift.


▼ To add extra touches, I cut out some elements (flowers, leaves, butterflies, a house) and glued them to the frame. I also added some pink pearls on one of the bases for a finishing touch.


Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to create your own home decor projects. You my check HERE for all the desktop frames from Clear Scraps.

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Pinkfresh Keeping It Real Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue

Travel Regular Wood Slimline Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer to share one of the new Slimline Albums and Mini Shaker Shapes!  There are five different designs that come in chipboard, acrylic, and wood!  For my project, I used the Regular Wood Slimline Album which measures 5x11 inches!


I used white acrylic paint on the front cover of my album as well as painted the inside edges of each page.  


Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Distress Oxides, I  blended my two colors onto the wood cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!


For the main focus of my cover, I used the new Suitcase Mini Shaker. I  covered the base chipboard with patterned paper and smoothed the edges using a sanding tool.


I then painted the top chipboard frame and inside edges of the two middle frames with chalk paint in light blue.  Once my middle frames were adhered, I placed sequins in the center of my shaker before affixing the acrylic piece. 


And here is a close up of the shaker!  I adhered my shaker to the front of the album using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. It's best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive as it will not warp your wood or acrylic. 


Each Slimline Album comes with five pages; for my project I covered each page with patterned paper before adhering my photos. 




I added extra pages by inserting tags from the Acrylic Tag album.  This is a great way to add additional photos or journaling! 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all things new with Clear Scraps  by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons, glitter letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock, journaling pen, date stamp:  American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, typewriter,  thread



This is Us

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so happy you're here! I have a home decor frame project to share with you. For my project I chose the This is Us Clear Scraps desktop frame. Clear Scraps has several different desktop frames to chose from. Click Here


First off I took some burnt orange acrylic paint and a brush, and painted the surface of my large base and around the sides.  I also painted the photo frame with the same color paint. Let dry. 


Take the smaller base and cover with any scrapbook paper of your choice.  Since I am making this frame as a gift, I  chose to go with a Southwest theme. I'm using Prima Marketing Golden Desert collection. But feel free to decorate yours, however you like. After adhering the paper, take your exacto knife and trim off any excess paper. Then take your distress tool and smooth along all the edges. Make sure you cut the slits on the base so the top frame pieces fit securely in place. 

I repeated the same steps above as I did for the small base, and covered the This is us words with coordinating papers. Trim and distress your edges. You can also paint, ink or stamp onto your frame/words. The possibilities are endless. 


I took some Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhered the two base pieces together. Make sure you line up your slits on both bases. Next you can adhere a 4x6 photo to the back of your wood frame and adhere your frame onto the main base. Snap your top frame piece in place. 

Now the fun begins with decorating your frame! I chose a cactus flower, crystals, ephermera words, puffy stickers and I tied a moon charm in between the US words, with some twine.



I hope you enjoyed this project today and will make one for yourself or as a gift. These frames come apart so mailing is easy peesy.  Take care and we thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Make sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs. See you soon! 


Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Golden Desert paper collection, paper flowers, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, twine, distress tool, exacto knife, acrylic paint. 


Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shape -- Create Beautiful

Hello everyone!!  Laura here with you today to share a little springtime inspiration!

This sweet little home decor project starts with the Clear Wood Mason Jar Shape.

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Oh am I in love with these 3 packs of wood shapes!  There are several in the Clear Scraps

store.  These are great to make multiples so you can give them as gifts (imagine all of

your crafty friends getting this cute little mason jar gift!), OR yes, you can keep them all

for yourself and create projects for different rooms, different holiday, whatever you'd like!

For this project, I started by tracing the jar onto patterned paper.  Then I painted the jar lid

with gray acrylic paint.  While it dried, I cut out the traced jar, and  then glued it on.  Next I

layered on the black cardstock and contrasting plaid, then I inked the entire jar (including

the lid) with black distress ink.  Then it was time to embellish!

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This is the Fancy Butterfly chipboard embellishment from Clear Scraps.  It was painted

using aqua and terracotta acrylic paint (dabbed on to make a mottled look) and then to

make it look a little like a copper verdigris I used a bit of copper rubbing paste to gild it.

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I also used the Vine Circle chipboard embellishment, painted with black acrylic paint.

Once everything was dry, it was layered together in the center of the jar.

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The butterfly was popped up with some foam tape, and then a few flower

and heart stickers were added along with the word "create".  Twine tied

around the top of the jar finished the project off.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you're inspired to try out

the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes!  You can find the jars and many more in

the store right HERE.




Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jar Shape, Fancy Butterfly Chipboard,

Vine Circle Chipboard.

Other:  PhotoPlay plaids, Bella Blvd stickers, foam tape, twine,

gray acrylic paint, black cardstock.

Enjoy the Journey Wood Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a new home decor panel.

Are you aware that Clear Scraps creates wood rectangles and sells them in packs of three -  3 Wood Rectangles.
At 6.5" x 9.5", they are perfectly sized for albums and home decor pieces.


Taking apart the dragonflies from their frame, I placed them atop white cardstock and spritzed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Shimmer Spray Inks. 
I put aside the paper and dragonflies till they dried.
The background I created was used on a previous project.


I re-spritzed the dragonflies and then embossed them with embossing powder.
Lovin' the shimmer on them!


Color one of the Wood Rectangles with a Blue Shimmer Spray. 
It's not a heavy spray and I love that the wood grain still shows. 
It gives the panel a really unique appearance. 
Punch holes in the corners.


Spritz Enjoy the Journal with a Pink Shimmer Spray.


Adhere the phrase onto the panel, then place the dragonflies around it.


Run ribbon through the holes and tie off.


Now I have a pretty new panel to hang in my craft room.

Other Supplies:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Shimmer Spray

Thanks for stopping by.


Happiness Blooms from Within

Hello Crafty Friends!

You know how much I love creating Home Decor projects. Well I have a project perfect to welcome spring! I've chose Clear Scraps new flower shaker Click Here and the Wood Deco 3 pack Click Here


First off we'll begin by decorating our wood deco base. I'm using Carta Bella Spring Market collection, but any spring themed papers will work. I chose a wood grain paper background.  Trace around the wood shape with your pencil and cut out with your scissors. Take Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your paper to your wood base. Take an xacto knife and trim any excess paper. Using a distress tool, rub off any excess paper till smooth. Then rub distress ink all along the edges.


Next chose the any embellishments you'd like to use to create your design. I chose some stickers, ephermera pieces and fuzzy cut out the flower pots, and truck. I added distress ink along the edges of my ephermera and fuzzy cut images. The pink awning sticker I adhered to the top of my piece using foam dots. The Happiness Blooms sticker I adhered to the middle bottom area of my wood base.

Set your wood piece aside for now. We will start making our shaker flower. Take apart your shaker pieces. For the bottom base,  I chose a coordinating floral paper. Traced around the edge with my pencil. Cut it out. Glue your patterned paper to your bottom shaker base. Trim excess paper off with your exacto knife. Distress edges till smooth. Take your top shaker piece and add acrylic paints to match your design. You aren't limited to just using paints to decorate your shaker. You can use, glitter, inks whatever you prefer. I also painted the sides of my shaker pieces with green paint.


After your paint dries, take your glue and adhere your first two shaker pieces. Next you can add some colored seed beads to each section of your flower shaker. Take your acrylic flower shape and peel off the protective film off both sides before adhering to the top of your previous layer. Then carefully add your top shaker piece. Don't move your shaker until it's throughly dried or else your beads may stick to the sides. 


Now take your wood piece and glue your flower shaker to the left side of your piece.


I added a sentiment "Hello Spring" on the right side with foam dots. I added foam dots to the back of my fuzzy cut images as well as the truck. The leafy sticker I adhered below my hello spring sentiment. I scattered a few crystal gems onto my design. To finish my project, I hot glued a ribbon to the back of my wood piece. Now it's ready to display!




I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to start creating one for your home. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog. We love to see your projects. So please share them on our Facebook page! Check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest products. Click Here

Till we meet again, Happy Spring and Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Distress too Tim Holtz Distress ink Rusty hinge, Carta Bella Spring Market collection.


Flower DIY Wood Shape Mini Album

Hi friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a spring time project with you!  I love the colors of this time of year and even more creating projects that incorporate spring themes!  For today's post, I used the Flower DIY Wood Shapes to create a mini album and am going to share the techniques I used! 


All of the DIY Wood Shapes come in a pack of three so you can use one solo shape or do as I  did, and create a mini album or even a banner! I painted the edges of both sides with chalk paint in patina; a nice blue spring color!  I love using chalk paint with the birch wood because it dries quickly as well as gives it a classy look. 


Next, using my Silhouette I  cut 6 inch circles out of patterned paper to fit the pages of my book.  I applied each background piece using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries fast and you won't have to worry about paper or wood warping in the future.  I then secured the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil to the front with washi tape then blended in different Distress Inks over the top. 


Here is a close up of the end result!  I  love the way it turned out!  


For the remainder of my pages, I  added a 6 inch patterned paper circle with a 4x4 space for a future photo. 





For this page, I used the 4x6 Quaterfoil Stencil with my Distress Oxide inks over my patterned paper.  



Thank you for reading today! You can visit the Clear Scraps shop by clicking HERE! Please check out what is new while you are there! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park; border punches: EK Success, Fiskars; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book ring, thread, cut file. 




Garden Floral Journal

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so looking forward to Spring aren't you? I love the beauty of blooming flowers and gardens. For today's project, I'm creating a garden journal using Clear Scraps Wood blank album Click Here and 6x6 Doily stencil Click Here


These Clear Scraps 6x8 albums are so versatile and can be decorated in a variety of ways. For my project I chose 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection. 

To begin this project, I took my Clear Scraps Doily stencil and using masking tape secured it in place on the top of my album. I chose only to use only a part of this stencil design. Then taking a palette knife and some 3D gloss gel I spread over top of my stencil. Scrape off any excess gel and carefully lift off your stencil. Let dry throughly. To speed up the drying process, you may use your heat tool. Repeat this same process with the stencil, on the bottom and left side of your album cover.



Next we can decorate the cover of the album. I arranged my pieces making sure of the placement, before adhering with glue. I used some ephermera pieces along with some punch out floral pieces. For my flower piece and butterfly,  I added some foam dots to the back, before gluing to my album cover. I glued a few pink sequins to finish off my cover. I like to add glitter to my flowers and butterfly wings. 


For the inside cover, I cut a 6x4 inch piece of coordinating paper, punched my holes on the right side and adhered as a pocket.  Added a piece of trim to the top edge of my pocket. I took one of the ephermera cards and added a floral rub-on to the envelope. Then tucked inside my pocket. For the adjoining page on the right, I cut this paper to measure 6x8, punched holes on the left side, added a rub-on sentiment and some epoxy dots. I left this blank for a photo or some journaling.



Next page I decorated with rub-ons, and photo frame. I added foam dots to the back of my sentiment and photo mat, leaving side open to slip in a photo. For the page on the right, I added a small photo frame, 3D leaves, and pop dots to the flower and sentiment. I like to add some glitter to my butterfly wings.



For my last page, I made another 6x8 pocket, added a punch out butterfly on the ride side of my pocket. Added glitter to the butterfly wings. Took a empherma card added a paper clip and rub on sentiment. I made a tag from some leftover paper, punch a hole at the top. Added a rub on sentiment and some tied some seam binding through the hole if my tag. Then adhered another punch out sentiment to the upper left hand corner of my page.


For the back cover, I took some leftover paper and cut at 3 & 1/4 x 8 inches and adhered as a side pocket to the right side back cover. Took one of the empherma cards, added another rub-on sentiment and tucked inside the pocket. Added some glitter to the floral images. 


To finish my album, I added a few metal rings and tied some pink and green ribbons into a bow and added some bumble bee/flower charms. 




I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to create your very own journal. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

For all your crafting needs. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy crafting! 


Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection, Finnibair 3D Gloss gel, ribbons, metal charms, Stickles glitter Diamond. 


Great Outdoors Album by Maya

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing a great outdoors album using one of the wood cards. I used our mushroom hunting photos from last year. Let's check it out!


▼ The wood card size is 3.75 x 5.75 and there are 2 pieces per pack that can perfectly be used as front and back cover to a mini album. Here I used the succulent wood card.


▼ I started by painting the front and back cover in green acrylic paint.


▼ After the paint dried, I used patterned papers, stickers, and chicken wire chipboard to decorate the front and back cover. 



▼ For the inside covers, I cut down 2 cards from a 4 x 6 journaling cards paper, trimmed them to 3.75 x 5.75, and adhered with tacky glue.


▼ For the inside pages, I created 4 pockets that are the same size (3.75 x 5.75) as the wood cards.



▼ I also cut some notes that can insert into the pockets for extra photos or journaling.


▼ When I was creating this album, I found a old vellum quote stack that I had for a while. So, I decided to add couple of sheets to the album and I absolutely love them on this album!


▼ And here are the finished inside pages. I decorated the pages with patterned papers, stickers, ephemera, tags, and enamel dots.



▼ For some pages, I created some flaps to keep the mushroom photos. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to create a mini album using the wood cards. Have a great day! Blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Simple Stories Great Escape Collection
Vellum Quotes: DCWV 
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape and foam tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
Paper Trimmer, Border Punch: Fiskars

Garden Angel Mini Pallet Shape


Tami here on the blog with you today. The sun is out, the trees are starting to bud and things are beginning to "green-up".

I have some planters on my porch just waiting to be potted with new spring flowers. But I don't have the green-ist of thumbs - unless of course they have ink or paint on them :)

I could definitely use a little help in keeping any new plantings alive, so I thought I'd make myself a little Garden Angel...


I started with Clear Scraps' Mini Angel Pallet Shape. I white-washed it with a mix of 50% water and 50% white acrylic paint...


After the paint dried, I sanded it lightly around the edges, and a little harder on the face...


To create the hair, I adhered tiny pink paper rosebuds around the top of the head, and for her halo, some pearls on filament...


Next, small yellow flowers were added for the wings...


A few tiny white flowers were added to the hem of her skirt for trim and tiny rhinestones and pearls were added as centers to the flowers...


I printed out "Garden Angel" in green ink, leaving some spacing between the letters. The banner was then cut out letter by letter...


After adhering the letters to a piece of green twine, the banner was attached to the back of the wings...

You could add a magnet to the back of this little angel, or maybe a ribbon to tie it around a pot.

Or if you are gifting a plant or some flowers; attach her to a garden stake to place her in the pot.

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today; please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: Mini Angel Pallet Shape

Other: Bo Bunny and Doodlebug Pearls and Rhinestones, Paper Flowers, Pearls on Filament Embellishment, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock, Green Baker's Twine, Paintbrush, Scissors and File

Clear Scrap Mixer Chipboard Embellishment--Happiness is Homemade Decor

Hi all!!  Laura here with you today!  I've got another project with those awesome

Clear Scraps Wood Rectangles.  Remember I said they come in a THREE pack!

So that means a lot of creative goodness wrapped up in one package!!  This one

would make a great gift, or just a great piece of decor for your own kitchen!

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The blank wooden rectangles are a great canvas to use and for this project I

kept it simple, just cut a piece of patterned paper to fit, inked the edges a bit,

then glued it down.  They are fun to paint though too!  Speaking of paint,

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the pretty eyelet chipboard border is something brand new in the Clear Scraps store!

I painted it with white acrylic paint and brushed the edges with a bit of gray to give

it a little more depth.  These are actually made for our slimline albums, but never be

afraid to use things like that in different ways!  Especially when you get them in a 2 pack!

They are the Fancy Chipboard Borders and you can find them in the store HERE.

And there might be another Clear Scraps chipboard piece on this particular project.

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The Mixer Chipboard Embellishment, isn't it the cutest?  Love those mixers, something

very farmhouse chic about them!  These types of chipboard are fun.  If you wanted to

paint it all black and use as a silhouette you could, or all of any color really.  I chose to

really create the look of the mixer, so I used the red, gray and yes, even cream colored

paint to paint that tiny little bit in the middle to give it contrast....haha!  Just use a nice

fine paint brush and you can create a little or a lot of detail with these chipboard pieces!


Well, thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood RectanglesFancy Chipboard Borders,

Mixer Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  acrylic paint--gray, white, red, cream, twine, red jute twine,

Carta Bella Farm to Table paper and stickers.

Family Desktop Frame with Faux Wood Burning


Tami here with another project to show you.

A few years ago, my family went to Dallas for a mini vacation and I had been wanting to create something to display a photos of all of us.

Clear Scraps has a nice selection of Desktop Frames, and I thought the wood Family Desktop Frame would be perfect.

I decided to try out a technique that had popped into my head when I was digging through my studio awhile back.

My son had been into wood burning and I had inherited his wood burning supplies. I like how it looks, but had had trouble achieving consistent results when I tried my hand at it.

My idea was to try mimic-ing the look by using brown ink and a stencil. I was very happy with how the frame turned out...


I started the project by inking the "FAMILY" portion of the frame with aqua ink.

I also inked the frame using the same ink, just a lighter application of it...


The base pieces were inked with aqua ink and brown ink...


Next, it was time to add the faux "wood burn". I used blue painters tape to hold the stencil to the wood frame and taped off portions that I did not want to ink. Then I applied brown ink to the stencil; the bottom portion of the Lace Doily Border Stencil was used...


Here's how it looked...


I then used the top portion of the stencil on the FAMILY letters at the top of the frame...


Here's a close-up pic of them after stenciling...


All pieces were lightly distressed around the edges with brown ink...


I printed out a quote to use by the photo and adhered both it and the photo to a piece of cardstock cut to the outer size of the frame.

Then it was time to assemble the frame...


A few paper flowers and a twine bow were added to the upper left corner as finishing touches...


I hope you enjoyed this project and technique and will try it out on one of your projects.


Clear Scraps: Family Desktop Frame and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Clear Snap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Moonstone Dyestress Ink and Stylus & Tips, Paper Flowers, Pearls, Twine White Cardstock and Blue Painters Tape

Clear Scraps Wood Rectangles -- Embrace the Journey Decor

Hi there everyone!!!  Laura here with you today, to share some home decor inspiration

with this project created using the versatile Clear Scraps Wood Rectangle as a base.

Clear_Scraps_Wood Rectangles_Embrace the Journey Decor(1)It's bright, cheerful, and a reminder that we all have our own unique journey,

(even more so right now!) and we should embrace it, and try to find a reason to

celebrate or be grateful everyday!

Now I am a huge fan of a "blank canvas" so to speak, like these Wood Rectangles.

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These come in a 3 pack in the Clear Scraps store, so they are not only a great item

to create with, but they are a great value as well!  Ink them, paint them, stain them,

cover them with pretty paper, or you could even just leave them plain wood.   For

this project, I used blue, white and gray acrylic paint.  I painted most of the piece

blue, but didn't cover it all.  I came back in to fill those spots with streaks of white

and gray.  I wanted it to feel like a pretty springtime sky.

Next I layered in the bricks!  The 4x6 Brick Wall stencil from Clear Scraps is a fave!

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It's perfect for backgrounds, and if you use a texture paste and a little ink on there once

it dries (like I did here), it gives such a great texture.  I also just scraped some paste

randomly around the edges to frame it off.  With the stencil, you could also trace it,

or use paint or sprays or inks as well.  A lot of great possibilities to get creative!

While the base dried, I painted the cute little Fence Chipboard Embellishments.

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I used gray acrylic paint, and then brushed on white to give it a little more of a weathered

fence look.  Love all the options of chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps!

A few layered cardstock embellishments and stickers, and I've got a great piece of

inspirational decor to hang in my home office, craft room, or wherever!!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Rectangles, 4x6 Brick Stencil, Fence Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Storyteller ephemera and stickers and molding paste,

acrylic paint--gray, white, speckled egg (distress paint).