Back to School Wood Puzzle

Hello friends! Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a fun home decor project I  created with one of the Wood Puzzle Shapes from Clear Scraps!  Most students are back to school (in some form or another) so I   decided to document my kids' photos from last year!  Using the Square Wood Puzzle Shape as my background, I  created a layout that would be fun to display every fall! 


I  began by covering each puzzle piece with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  also covered my Square Wood DIY Frame as well in the cute blue gingham pattern.  I  then cut away excess paper with scissors as well as used an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  I  distressed each piece with brown chalk ink before adhering together. 


After adding my photos, I  adhered my title cut from the Silhouette with red cardstock. I  like how it pops against the black and white print! 


I  utilized the Wood Square to hold my journaling which I  typed on my electric typewriter and white cardstock. I  also added a stamped date at the bottom. The entire piece was adhered with my Beacon 3-in-1. 


For added dimension, I  layered coordinating buttons from my stash across the bottom of my photos. This is a great way to give your project some depth as well as use up those buttons! 


Lastly, I  used my Big Bite hole punch to thread ribbon at the top of my Puzzle in order to hang my creation. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out what's new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; chalk ink: Quick Quotes; die cut machine: Silhouette; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  misc: buttons, wood ruler, typewriter, cut file, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Create your Own Wagon Pallet


Fall is in the air!  so today I am excited to share this adorable Fall decor I created with Clear Scraps XL Wood Wagon.   I love how the finished project looks hanging on my door!


To create your very own wagon, start by base coating your wagon with acrylic paint. 
Once dry paint again with crackle medium and let dry. 
Once dry, paint with top paint color and let dry. 

You can see all the crackle details that pop as the project dries! 

Add a floral sprig to finish your project.  I choose to tie jute onto my wagon to hang it, but you could also use your crop a dile punch and punch holes for hanging! 

Fall Colors? Wood Phone Stand


Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog.

I love the traditional fall colors as much as anyone, but sometimes, you want to try something a little different. So I went searching for some non-tradtional fall colors. I ran across a type of ash tree that had leaves that were a mix of lavender, sage green and touches of light orange and yellow. I thought those colors would look great together on a project, and having just got a new phone and phone case, it was time to make a new phone stand! And my case just happened to look fabulous with those colors.

I picked Clear Scraps' Scallop Wood Phone Stand to embellish; I like the dainty scallop border. The shape of the leaves on the Ash Tree looked similar to those on the 6" Tree Branch Stencil, so I thought it would be perfect design to use to.

I picked out some pigment inks in the colors I had chosen, then pulled out some Iridescent Embossing Powder too.

To start, I gave both parts of the stand a nice even coverage of the blue ink...


Then I heat set the ink. I wanted to create a "shadow" of white ink for the stenciled design, so I didn't want the blue ink to blend into the white when I applied it.

Use painters tape or masking tape to hold your stencil to the wood and your work surface...


Here's how the white "shadow" stenciled design looked; it was heat set too so it wouldn't blend with the colors I would be adding next...

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Next, I repositioned the stencil slightly down and to the right of it's previous placement. Then I used lavender, sage green and pale orange to fill in the leaves; blending several colors on each leaf. Then I used a light brown for the branches.  Then I sprinkled embossing powder over both pieces. *Note: I added a few leaves to the front of the stand.


After heat embossing the ink colors brighten a bit...


Another thing to note is that pigment ink is a SLOW drying ink! I heat set enough to keep the colors from blending, but the embossing powder was going to stick to the inked background and white "shadow" too, although not as heavily as it did to the "wet" leaves. I wanted my phone stand to have an all over shimmer, but if you prefer for only the leaves to "shine", you should heat set after adding the white and let it sit overnight - depending on your ink. Test a bit before you shake the embossing powder over it.

You can always test on the backside of the stand portion to see how fast your pigment inks dry so you can achieve the look you want.

As I'm writing this, I can't help but notice that our new Clear Scraps watermark matches my project! Guess I should have stayed "closer" to home to find some inspiration! I feel like Dorothy ;)


Clear Scraps: Scallop Wood Phone Stand and 6" Tree Branch Stencil

Other: ColorBox: Shabby Chic Petal Point and White Pigment Inks, Stylus & Tips and Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder

Tools: Heat Gun and Blue Painters Tape

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a home decor project I  created using one of the new Mini Shaker Shapes! The Gnome Mini Shaker is probably one of the cutest (and most popular) that I've seen so far!  I  decided to pair it with the House Medium DIY Pallet Shape to make a fun wall hanging. 


Beginning with the House Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I  used brown acrylic paint and applied with baby wipes. Your end effect will look as if you've used wood stain!  I    applied my paint directly to the pallet and wiped across with the baby wipe. 


I  set aside my pallet to work on my Gnome Mini Shaker.  I  wanted to add different patterns to the base chipboard so I  applied each in layers.  I  began at the bottom using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive cutting away excess paper with my x-acto knife. 


I  also used my sanding tool to smooth any edges as well. 



I  adhered my two chipboard frames together and adhered to the base chipboard before adding my sequins. Next, I  affixed my acrylic followed by the top chipboard frame. 


Here is a close up of the finished Gnome Mini Shaker! I  added a small chipboard heart to his hat as well as used brown chalk ink around the edges. 


Using my Silhouette, I  used coordinating prints to cut a wreath as well as my title "Gnome Sweet Gnome". Again, I   adhered all using my Beacon Adhesive. 


Lastly, I  punched holes at the top of my pallet to thread ribbon through to hang my creation! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; sequins: Recollections; adhesive: Beacon; chalk ink: Quick Quotes; ribbon: May Arts; die cut machine: Silhouette: hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: die cuts. 

Featured Designer Ramya Abhijit

Hello and good morning to all!! This is Ramya from Artconquers and I'm so happy to share my first project using Clear Scrap products and I'm featuring one of my favorite Wood Pallet shapes: the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape!  This is such a versatile product and I  turned it to wall decor for my craft room. You can check out the items here and they do have an awesome collection of other shapes like heart, cupcake, mason jar etc.




How to:
  • I created my own template while making the paper succulents of different size and then placed the template on the surface of the cardstock and cut the shapes out.
  • I colored the edges of the petals with pastel chalk and smudged them with the help of a sponge.
  • I used a dotting tool for curling the petals and glued them one by one.
  • At last, I arranged the leaves and paper succulents onto the pallet
  • I placed the logo on the centre of the pallet but you can use the name/quotes of your choice.





Materials Used:

Steampunk Family

Good morning everyone this is Dora, hope you are doing well, and having a crafty wonderful day!! This project I am sharing today is very special. I lost my brother to heart failure on Dec. 31st, 2019. Since then I have been memory keeping and trying to make sure I never forget him. So, on my younger brothers birthday, I create this as a present for him to always have something with him. I am using the Family Desktop Frame and the  Bubble Stencil .

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The first thing I always do is prepare the wood with Gesso. Here I have used black Gesso for all the pieces. 


The next step is to add some texture with a stencil. I chose the Bubble stencil and some texture paste. Then using some copper and silver leafing finish, I paint the word "Family" on the front and back.


Using Mica Powders I create a grungy colored background on both the front and the back.


Next I arranged all the pieces in the position I wanted them and adhered them to the frame. My brother and his wings were last to place on, I did this with Foam Tape so that he stuck out of the frame!


Then I laid all the pieces out and splattered them with his favorite colors. Orange, Green, and White. Taking the two bottom pieces I place them onto the bottom, adhering them with a strong glue. Let dry over night to ensure it is secure.


The final step was to add a card on the back - From me to my younger brother for his birthday! 


Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing! I hope you enjoyed learning another way to use the family frame. I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day!! 

Other Materials Used: Glue, Inks, Watercolor, Paper Embellishments, Printable Digitals, Die Cuts, and Project Life Card.

Sew Artful

Hello and good morning to all you crafty souls!! This is Dora, hope you are doing well, and staying safe out there!! Today I want to share something I made featuring the Blank Wood Cards found HERE! , Dress Form Chipboard Embellishment Shapes found HERE! , and the Chipboard circles/rings found HERE! Since this is a process that takes a little longer to do, I decided to make a video tutorial, that you can follow along with easier. 

Here is the full photo of the finished piece.

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Just click play below and enjoy the process!! 

As you seen in the video, it is all about placement, and how you see something come together. For me, I enjoy building up and layering items together, to create a story! 

Here are a couple photos of the finished piece so that you can see the details up close. Happy creating and Blessings!

Don't forget to check out ClearScraps HERE! and all the What's New HERE! 

Materials Used : Chipboard Dress Forms, Blank Wood Cards (2), and the Chipboard Circle/Rings

Other Materials Used : Black Gesso, Cracked Stencil, Mica Powders, Matte Gel Medium, Various Embellishments - flowers, leaves, tape measures, tags, paper, and pearls - Foam Tape, Lace, String, Buttons, and a Small Glass Bottle.


Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet -- Summer Soul

Hi there all!  Laura here today with some creative inspiration to get you

started on making your own, fun, summer home decor project!

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This bright cheerful home decor piece started with one of the Clear Scraps

Square Medium DIY Pallet Shapes.  These medium pallets are the perfect

size for a cute little home decor project for yourself or a gift.  The square is

about 7&1/2" by 7&1/2".  Paint, stamp, ink, or cover with paper as I did here.

The square is super easy to work with, just cut strips of paper to fit and glue

on.  These projects are a great way to use up scraps too!  I did ink the edges

of the paper before I glued it down.

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You can see in this close up how easy it is to decorate one of these pallets

up, I used a 3/4" journal card with a fun sentiment, matted it on white

cardstock, then used the sticker set from the same paper collection to

decorate around the sentiment/saying to make it the focal point of  the

project.  Using foam tape behind some of the stickers give extra

dimension, layers and adds interest.

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I did the same here, it's another thing that makes these so easy

to work with, you can create different areas of interest on the

different slats/sections of the pallet.

Like what you see?  Make sure to visit the Clear Scraps

store to see all the pallet options!  There are so many

choices of shapes like a heart, circle, house, mason jar, and

holiday/seasonal too like a pumpkin and a ghost!  These are

just so cute and fun to create with!  If you want to see all the

different choices you can find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for

a lot more inspiration coming your way!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Other:  Echo Park Dive Into Summer collection:

paper and stickers, twine, foam tape, adhesive,

black soot distress ink.

At The Beach

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today using Clear Scraps awesome pieces to create this At The Beach sign. Wish I was at the beach! You can see lots of cool projects on the Clear Scraps blog

Supplies used - 

Crackle glaze medium
StazOn ink
Acrylic paint
Gold embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Blue Dew Drops
To start this piece, I gessoed all pieces with white gesso to cover the wood. Then, using the darker blue acrylic paint, paint the entire front of the Clear Scraps wood rectangle, let dry naturally, then brush on the crackle medium and let dry several hours.  
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After the crackle medium has dried, use the lighter blue and only brushing paint on in one direction, cover with paint, the more paint you use the bigger the cracks. Using the Stazon Ink, stamp over the dry paint with a bubble stamp.
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First, I painted the seahorse in yellow, then used gold embossing powder over the body of the seahorse masking off the fins and tail along the edges of the body, adding clear embossing powder and some mini-micro beads along the tail area. I wanted the fins to be crusty so as I was melting the clear embossing powder, I sprinkled on the microbeads. 
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I let the seahorse cool and then started working on the letters. I used some striped pattern paper, a large letter die set and some kids sticky back foam and die cut the letters out then glued the paper over the foam. I then stuck the letters to the sign. 
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Here is a close up of the embedded microbeads in the clear embossing powder on the fins of the seahorse. 
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Here is the finished sign! 

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Wings of Fate

Hello friends! Hope you are having an amazing day! With everything happening around us, I wanted to create something fun and give a touch of beauty to someone's life!  One of the first things I  fell in love with were the Clear Scraps wood pieces!  Mixed media is my favorite, so these wood piece are perfect to create on!  So today I'm sharing the 6.5"x9.5" Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape as the base, then the 4x6 Brick Wall stencil,  Rings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, and  Wings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes

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The first things I do are prepare the surface of the mason jar with two coats of white gesso, then once dry, I use the brick wall stencil to create dimension, and texture to the mason jar. For this I have used crackle paste. Now before the paste is dry, I add some embossing powders to the top so that it sticks to the brick wall. Heat with my heat tool and BAM - You have something truly unique!



The next steps are pretty easy. I take all the chipboard, wood pieces, and anything I want to color over, and brush them with a copper leafing finish. Let them dry. 


This is the part most people feel a little intimidated, but it is not hard at all!! What gives it that dimension? You can use either foam tap or you can use extra wood/chipboard/cardboard as the backing, behind the images. This will "pop" them up off the page. I always like to lay out my pieces before setting them with adhesive. Once they are where I want them, I start adhering them down. Being careful as the glue is still wet. I use a matte gel medium to ensure it stays. 


After everything is adhered down, I cover the face of the girl, and make little splatters with watercolor, and washes (liquid paint for effects). I gently tap my paint brush over the piece, with black, white, and blue colors!!


As you can see from the close up photos, those little splashes make the piece pop! I feel it just brings it all together!!


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all the wood pieces I used by clicking HERE!!  And while you're at the shop, check out what's new with Clear Scraps! Have a blessed day!

Additional products used: White Gesso, Crackle Paste, Matte Gel Medium, Mica Powders, Watercolors, Glitter Art Glue, Paper Doll, Misc. Findings, Paper Flowers, Paper Embellishments, Paper Straws, wood words, Wooden gears, and cogs. 


Flip Flop XL Wood Shape

Hi friends...hope this finds everyone doing well!  During the summer, I  always look forward to being able to wear flip flops! Today, I'm sharing the  Flip Flop XL Wood Shape which I  used to create a cute, summery door hanging.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used to create my project! 


The Flip Flops measure 16.75 x 20 inches so I  decided to use spray paint to color my pieces.  I  used a light blue chalk paint for the base and black for the "thongs".  I    found it was best to do two light coats allowing each to dry in between 


I  used sand paper to smooth any edges of paint that may have accumulated.  I  also gave the edges a distressed look by sanding off some of the paint. 


Using black vinyl, I  cut a cute saying on my Silhouette and applied transfer tape to each word so I   could space my sentiment out to fit the shape. I  used a rub on tool to ensure my vinyl adhered to the wood. 


  Usually I  would use a solvent based adhesive such as Beacon when adhering wood pieces together. However since the thong cut out is rather large, I  used my hot glue gun to adhere it to the base. 


Here is a close up of my sentiment!  I  love how it turned out! 

Again using my Silhouette, I  cut 3D flowers from patterned paper and adhered around my sentiment. 


Thank you for reading today! You can see all the Wood Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, brads: Simple Stories; paint: Rustoleum; vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; adhesive: 3M; ribbon: May Arts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; rub on tool: Basic Grey; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: hot glue gun, cut files, sanding paper. 



2020 Wood Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the Blank 6x8  Wood Album.   

As this album is blank, you can determine how you want to use it. 
I decided to  create a journal for 2020. 
With all that has been going on this year, this album will aid in documenting all that has happened.


Use assorted colors of spray inks to add color to the covers.  Use a paper towel, if necessary, to blend and blot the colors where they meet.  You can be light handed, as I was, or heavy handed, depending on the look you are seeking.  With a light effect, I love the wood grain that shows through the spray inks.  Be sure to spritz both sides of the album covers so you can choose which sides you want for the exterior of the album.


Place the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil on the corner of the front panel.  Use modeling paste to create texture and dimension over a portion of the stencil.


Remove the stencil and clean it immediately.  Place the album aside and let it dry.


Ink the 2020 Chipboard Word Title with 2 coordinating colors of ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  This adds a little bit of shine to the chipboard word title.


Glue 2020 to the front cover.


Cut papers to fit the album then add rings to finish the album.  I left the papers plain.  I plan on decorating each page as I complete the album.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies: Imagine Crafts Inks and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays; modeling paste

Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet -- Jar of Togetherness

Hi there everyone!  Laura sharing a project with you today! 

It's a simple little home decor piece to highlight the togetherness

we are all getting a lot of lately!  Hopefully a good thing!!

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Clear Scraps has so many cute wooden pallet pieces!

I'm in love with all of them, and they lend themselves

to any creative project you might be thinking up!

I'm a fan of the country/farmhouse decor look, so this

adorable Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet is just perfect!

Looking for something different?  Check out all the

many choices available in the store right HERE.

Did you know Clear Scraps has an extensive collection

of stencils?  There are so many options, this stencil,

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the 6" Zinnia stencil, is brand new!  It's so pretty, and

easy to use too!  I painted the wood pallet with white

and gray acrylic paint, then after it dried, I taped down

the stencil and used a sponge brush to apply the green,

blue and yellow paint to the different areas of the stencil.

It looks light, fresh and simple, just the look I wanted!

For the top of the jar, I brushed on black distress ink,

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it's right on top of the gray paint.  It gives it that

farmhouse antique jar look to top it off just right.

The word together is a Clear Scraps Chipboard

Word Title.  This is another item with a ton of

options!  So many words available in the store,

want the word Blessed?  Love?  Laugh?  Family?

Those and so many more to discover!  Check them

all out HERE.  These work great on your scrapbook

pages too, not just for home decor projects! 

The finishing touch was a bit of twine tied around

the top of the jar.  This is a super quick and easy

project, but a lot of fun!  Great to give as a gift too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for

more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar DIY Medium Pallet,

6" Zinnia stencil, Together Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  acrylic paint: gray, white, green, blue, yellow,

twine, glue, black soot distress ink.

Cupcake Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer here today to share a fun little home decor project I  created using one of the Medium DIY Pallet Shapes. These are the perfect size for gifts or to display a favorite photo as I  did. I'm going to show you how I  decorated the Cupcake Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Smile Mini Shaker Shape.  


I  started by measuring each slat of the pallet so I  would know how big to cut the strips of patterned paper.  I  adhered each with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and then trimmed excess paper with my x-acto knife and healing mat. I  then used a sanding tool to smooth any edges.  I  also covered the chipboard base of the Smile Mini Shaker with patterned paper and repeated the same steps. 


I  painted the top chipboard frame and the edges of the middle two frames of the shaker with Distress Paint in speckled egg.  I  set aside to dry to begin to assemble my shaker. 


You can see here I  adhered the shaker at the bottom of my photo allowing it to hang off the pallet.  I  added some tiny colored sequin shapes to each letter before adhering the acrylic piece.  


I  wanted my shaker to be the focal point of the pallet so I  added a few die cuts and stickers from the collection I   used.  You can also spy a few enamel dots to accent. 


I  used the same blue paint to line the edges of the pallet as well to give it a finished look. 


Thank you for reading! Hope this inspires you to do some creating with one of the Clear Scraps DIY Pallet Shapes! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; paint: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; glitter clothes pin: American Crafts; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool 

Start your 4th of July with a BANG!


Tami here today to share a project to kick off your 4th of July holiday with a BANG!

I made this decor piece to display for the holiday. Although it will just be a few family members coming over; these days that’s enough to qualify as a PARTY! And what’s a party without some decorations?


I used several different products from Clear Scraps on this project...


I started with the Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag as the base, then rounded up 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

I then grabbed some white paint, pigment ink, embossing powder, washi tape, glue and a few tools and I was set!

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this project yourself...

i hope all of you have a very happy 4th of July and stay SAFE!


Clear Scraps: Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag, 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

Other: Tthe Crafter’s Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Pearlescent Embossing Powder and Sylus & Tip, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, Black Fine Point Pen, Paintbrush, Heat Gun, Washi Tape and Scissors