Enjoy the Journey Pallet

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer on the blog to share a home decor project I  created using some of the new Clear Scraps products! If you have not had a chance to play with any of the new wood pallets, you must!   I  began with the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base and added a coat of brown acrylic paint. 


Using orange chalk paint, I  then colored the new Enjoy the Journey XL Script Wood Quote.  I  allowed some of the wood to show through to give it a rustic look.  When my Wood Quote was dry, I  adhered it to the pallet using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  


I  thought the new Tall Trees Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would go perfect with my outdoor themed project! I  painted the trunks with brown acrylic paint then covered the remainder with patterned paper.  I  used my x-acto knife and a sanding tool to remove any excess paper.   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out all that Clear Scraps has new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; journaling pen, wood clothespin: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; paint: Plaid, DecoAmerica; sanding tool: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread.  


Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quote--Our Happy Place LO

Hello everybody!  You've got Laura here with you today sharing a LO

using one of the awesome new Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quotes!

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This one starts with a 12x12 acrylic sheet as the base of the LO.

I added a border strip and then a few journal cards around the outside

edges of the LO to make a fun border.  Then matted my picture and

added that to the top.  This made a great frame for the XL Wood Quote.

Our Happy Place fits so many great occasions!  For me, it always means

our yearly North Carolina beach vacation, so it was the perfect fit!

I painted it with blue acrylic paint, and then sponged on some gray for a

little bit of a distressed look.  Here is a close up pic of where I started to

sponge the gray onto the right side of the word quote:

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It gives it a little bit of a beachy feel don't you think?  It also

adds a little more texture to the word quote when you add

a second color to create a sort of highlight.

Same idea that I used for the Clear Scraps Helm and Anchor

chipboard embellishment.

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It's painted with red acrylic paint, and then I brushed the edges

of it with black distress ink using a sponge tool, to really make

the embellishment stand out on the page.  As always, Clear Scraps

gives you so many options when it comes to their embellishments!

You can find all the different chipboard choices HERE in the store,

and you can ink, spray, stamp, paint, and so on to your heart's content!

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It looks picture perfect when all the embellishments come together,

with a few stickers, and the family picture at the beach!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration using more of the amazing

goodies that Clear Scraps carries!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 

Our Happy Place XL Wood Quote, 12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Helm and Anchor Chipboard Embellishment.

Other: Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea collection, adhesive,

Black Soot and Walnut Stain distress ink,

red and blue and gray acrylic paint.

Jumbo Wood Tag by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a super cute JUMBO Tag and it is wood, too!  What a cute idea by Clear Scraps.  I added a wood quote, to decorate the wood tag,  along with some acrylic paint, paper and a border stencil by Clear Scraps.   This will be hanging on my door soon!!

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The tag was painted and then sanded, for that distressed look that I so love.   The "You got this" quote was painted and then sanded lightly.   The checkered border stencil was added to the bottom of the tag, using white acrylic paint.  Ivy was added in random spots on the tag.  I wanted to define the tag shape by adding the tag reinforcement with pink cardstock.  That  was created using a small circle punch and then the hole punch for the center.  Paint splatters were added to the finished tag.

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The quote was adhered to the Jumbo Wood Tag with Beacon 527.
Great project, for the teen in your home, to create a custom room door tag. 
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this simple photo frame pallet project using pallet shapes, wood quotes, and chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Basecoat

I started by giving the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a fine grit sanding sponge and then added a coat of white satin finish acrylic paint.  Once dry, I quickly sanded the piece again with the sanding sponge, cleared away any dust, and added a second coat of the same white acrylic paint.  This two-coat process yields a smooth and even base to allow for further alterations.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Crackle Medium

For some fun texture, I then painted the entire piece with Crackle Medium.  Allow this to dry completely before proceeding with your topcoat (it will dry virtually clear with a glossy finish).

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Topcoat

Using a wide brush, I next applied teal acrylic paint over the entire surface of the shape.  At first the paint will appear normal, but as it dries you'll begin to see cracks and your basecoat color will show through.  Thicker layers of your topcoat paint often lead to larger cracks, so play with different techniques to get the result you're looking for.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams - Paint Quote

Because the pallet was so bright and textured, I decided to paint the "Keep Life Simple" wood quote a smooth white with acrylic paint.  Two coats with a light sanding in between resulted in a nice finish.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embossing Chipboard

The photo frame on my pallet is actually just the border (packaging) from the dragonfly chipboard embellishment.  Once I clipped the dragonflies out of the packaging, I cleaned up all of the edges with scissors and my sanding sponge.  Then I applied Versamark Ink all over the chipboard pieces, added white or platinum embossing powder to the frame or dragonflies, respectively, and melted it with my heat tool.  A second coat of embossing powder to all of the pieces ensured a smooth and sturdy faux enamel finish.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Photo Frame

I adhered the white frame to my pallet using thin foam strips on just three sides.  Leaving the top open allows me to slide out the picture and change it seasonally or whenever I want.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish

The wood quote and dragonfly embellishments were adhered to the pallet with hot glue and I created a hanger for the piece out of thick natural jute that was stapled into the back of the boards.

I hope you enjoyed this simple and pretty photo frame pallet project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What's your favorite wood quote in the Clear Scraps shop?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white and blue acrylic paint, crackle medium, Versamark Ink, white and platinum heat embossing powder, heat tool, sanding sponge, natural jute, hot glue gun

Happy Birthday Cupcake Sign

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun happy birthday cupcake sign using one of the medium pallet shapes from Clear Scraps.

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Basecoat

I started by painting the entire Cupcake Medium DIY Pallet Shape white with satin finish acrylic paint.  Before I add my first coat of paint to wooden shapes like these, I usually give the whole piece a quick sanding with a fine grit sanding sponge.  I repeat this sanding step after the first coat of paint, and then add a second coat.  This gives it a really nice smooth finish for adding hand-painted touches later.

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Handpainting

Once dry, I painted a light teal cupcake wrapper and light pink fluffy mounds of frosting on the shape by hand using acrylic paint.  I kept the strokes fast and loose for a whimsical look and blended any harsh edges out with a little white paint.  Pink and blue were used together on this project so that I can pull this sign out for both my son's and my daughter's birthday.

Birthday Cupcake Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish

I finished the sign off by adhering a "happy birthday" sentiment die cut from some silver glitter cardstock and adding a quick white organza bow around the cupcake wrapper.  You can then attach the sign to a dowel or stake to post in the ground outdoors, or add a hanger with twine or ribbon like I've done here.

I hope you've enjoyed this fun birthday d├ęcor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you decorate the new Cupcake Pallet for your next party?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, pink, and blue acrylic paint; sanding sponge; happy birthday die; silver glitter cardstock; white organza ribbon; natural jute

Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Mason Jar Hanging Mini Layout

Hi everyone and welcome to my project.

Today I have created this super cute and shabby chic Mason Jar Hanging Mini Layout.

I wanted something to hang in my room that I could change out photos if I wanted to.

I used the new Mason Jar Medium Pallet Shape.


I cut and glued down some pattern paper to the individual slates of the pallet.

I then inked all the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

I punched 2 holes in the top to run some seam binding for my hanger.

I wrapped some natural colored twine at the top and tied a bow.


I layered some craft and cream cardstock for my photo mat.

I added some scrap lace along one edge of the photo mat.

I then pulled some coordinating flowers from my stash and some white

flat back pearl embellishments.

To finish it off I added some Nuvo drops the the top left and bottom right corners.

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I hope you like what I have created and hope you hop over and get

a few of these Mason Jar Pallets and created your own

hanging mini layout!!

Thanks Kim :)


Cupcake Pallet by Steph

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thanks for stopping by.


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

Flower Medium DIY Pallet

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, excited to share one of many projects

you have started seeing with some of the brand new Clear Scraps release!

There are so many fun new goodies, make sure you check out the store HERE.

This sweet little wall hanging was created using one of the new Medium DIY Pallets!

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These are so fun to create with, they make great decor pieces and are also great to

make as a gift for someone!  I like to create seasonal decor like this summer piece,

and I thought the new Flower Medium DIY Pallet was perfect! LOVE this new shape!

It's painted using white acrylic paint (how simple is that?!!) and then I

brushed around the edges with black acrylic paint, using a foam applicator.

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I think the black paint around the edges make it pop and creates a perfect frame for

this project! It's different too, even though you can cover it with pretty paper, or stamp on it,

or you can paint it a pretty color.  I wanted to show just a simple black and white background

could make a great base for the bright colored patterned papers, stickers, and enamel

dots that give this project its fun, colorful vibe of happiness and sunshine!

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I just cut out a journal card, and a pretty paper square that I matted, then added

some bright fun stickers using foam tape, and finished off with enamel dots.

A crop a dile can be used to punch holes that you can thread a ribbon through

to create a hanger for the project.  The black and white dot was perfect!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to stop back often,

we are all showcasing some of the new releases in the next month so

you can get a lot of inspiration on how to use these new amazing pieces!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Flower Medium DIY Pallet

Other:  Black and white acrylic paint, ribbon, adhesive,

Photo Play paper, stickers and enamel dots.




This Is Us Wood Word Frame ~ think decor !!!

Hi, Connie here with the "This Is Us" Wood Frame by Clear Scraps and it is all decorated and ready for that special place in our home.  I created with acrylic paint and paper, couldn't have been easier.

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Just pick your paper and paint and you are ready to create a one-of-a-kind home decor piece. 

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1. Paint the words (on the frame) with acrylic paint.
2. Paint the frames with a coordinating color.
3. Sand edges of the frame, for a distress look.
4. Cover photo with a piece of acetate film (to protect photo) and add to one of the frames.
5. Add second photo or die cut from paper collection to the remaining frame.
7. Cover edges of the frames with coordinating pattern paper.  I used Beacon 527 to adhere the paper strips to the frames. 

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This is where you can really get creative and add stickers and other embellishments to make it your own!!

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8. Add trim for a hanger.  I used seam binding and jute.
9. Splatter with brown acrylic paint.  I used an old toothbrush and watered down the paint.

Clear Scraps has nine different and super cute Wood Word Frames in the online store.  These are really neat frames and great for gifts and  so perfect for the "little people" in the family to make for Christmas presents!!  I can't believe I said the Christmas word ~ 
Check them out, Summer is almost over!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Comfort and Joy Holiday Decor


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

Clear Scraps products used

  Clear Scraps Bulb Medium DIY Pallet

Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Comfort and Joy Stencil 

Other Products

Acrylic Paint

Crackle medium

Paint Pen


Jewel button


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

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

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

IMG_3621 Remove stencil and fill in with paint pen. 


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



House Medium DIY Pallet Shape

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Jumbo Wood Do Not Disturb Tag

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


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


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


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


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


Have a great week!

Leah Crowe

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

Texas Wood Card~

Hi, Connie here with a Texas Wood Card and a little cactus thrown in too!!!  This was such a fun project to create.  Clear Scraps has nine different wood cards, even a blank one.  Think what you could create with that~

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I used stamps, paint and paper to create this wood card.  I really loved the Texas cut out!

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1. Using acrylic paint, paint the front and the back of the wood card.
2. Cover the inside of the card with pattern paper.
3. Use wet glue to adhere the pattern paper. I used Beacon 3-IN-1.
4. Sand the edges, of the card, after the paint is dry.
5. Use a Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the end of the card.
6. Decorate the front with stickers and a background stamp.

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7. Dimensional adhesive was used to pop up the stickers.
8. Splat the front with white acrylic paint (toothbrush works great).
9. Tie loosely with twine, so the card will open.

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Love the cactus peeking through the cutout Texas shape!

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10. Stamp a fun "Texas" sentiment inside the card!

This fun wood card can be created in no time at all.  Check them out here~

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Clear Scraps Blank Wood Album Covers

Hello and happy Friday! Jennifer here to share a mini book I  created using the Blank Wood Album!  These birch covers measure 6x8 and have six pre-drilled holes! You can paint, stain, or stamp the wood; or do as I  did and cover with paper!  One of the nice features about the Wood Albums is that you can create your own pages and insert as many as you like. I   scrapped about my first mission trip to Haiti back in 2013



I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive to adhere my paper and then trimmed any excess with my scissors.  Using a sanding tool works nicely as well!  I  added contrasting prints with a border as well as a heart cut file. Finally, I  used gold glitter Thickers for my title.  


I  cut most of my pages to just under 6x8 inches to fit inside the album covers.  I  usually will add an extra strip of paper to the edge of the page to reinforce the area where my hole punches lie.  This prevents ripping or tearing in the future. 


Utilizing your scorer is a great way to add extra space for photos or journaling.  Here on the right page, I  cut my paper 8 x 10 inches scoring at 5 inches. I  added a sticker tab to the upper flap for easy opening.  


I  cut my 4x6 photo to fit the crease in my page adding a border at the bottom to break up the print. I  intend to go back and do more journaling. 


Using small envelopes or tags is a great way to add extra embellishments, journaling, or photos.  You can see I  added a photo on the back side of the envelope. 



For this page, I  cut a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet down to fit my album.  Before adding my photo, I  colored the acrylic with three coordinating alcohol inks.  On the opposite side that I  applied ink, I  stamped shapes and sentiments with StazOn in black. 



Here, I  added a tag that I  covered with patterned paper. On the back I  adhered a library card to add additional journaling. 



This page is another that I  cut fom the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  again used alcohol ink but this time in red and gold mixative. 



I  created another flap with my Scor-Pal adding photos on the front and inside. I  then scored an accordion style piece to fit three photos!  The possibilities are endless! 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Wood Album Covers by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; washi tape, decorative pins/clips: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: We R Memory Keepers, Paper Shapers, EK Success; stapler, alcohol ink, pigment ink, tag: Ranger; journaling pen, kraft envelope, Thickers: American Crafts; stamps: Catslife Press, Citrus Twist; solvent ink: Tsuneiko; flair: Scrappin Happy Studio;  cut file: The Cut Shoppe; sewing machine: Janome; adhesive: Beacon, Score Tape; seam binding: Snug Hug; misc: Cameo Silhouette, thread, chrome book rings