Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Home Sweet Home Farmhouse Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share a little

farmhouse home decor inspiration with you!

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This sweet farmhouse look was created using

the Clear Scraps Circle Shiplap Shape Large

as the starting base.  It's painted with gray,

acrylic paint, then brushed with white and

finally brushed on the edges with black

distress ink to give it an aged, rustic look.

A banner was created using farmhouse

patterned paper and framed with black

cardstock.  I split the banner into 2 and

it's actually glued down near the edges

of the cow piece underneath.

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The adorable Cow Head Shiplap Shape Small 

is also one of the new Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes! 

I covered this one with a rustic, weathered board

patterned paper and brushed the edges with black

distress ink.  Then I glued it onto a piece of black

cardstock and cut around the edges leaving a 1/4"

border.  It really frames this piece out and makes

it pop on the final project!  I added a little bow 

and decor to finish it off.  If you'd like to see all

the different options available in the Shiplap

Shapes, make sure to check them out in the

"What's New" section on the Clear Scraps page.

The larger pieces make great bases for home

decor for holidays, seasonal, or whatever you

can dream up!  The Small Shiplap pieces are

great additions to the project (like I did here)

or you can also peruse the Clear Scraps

Chipboard Embellishment or Shaker sections.

A lot of options and ideas for great projects!

Finishing off this project was super simple.

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A few stickers and letters to decorate it up with

the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment and some

other family sayings complete the farmhouse

vibe on this adorable home decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Circle Shiplap Shape Large,

Cow Head Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--gray, white,

Black Soot Distress Ink, foam tape,

adhesive, black cardstock,

Simple Stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden--

paper and stickers.

Happy Birthday America

Hi Clear Scrap Fans, it's Sandy Diller here to share a holiday creation for you home.

The 4th of July will soon be here and I love the colors of our country.  I've decorated this adorable gnome to celebrate the season.  

This project was fun and easy.  I began with the Medium Wood Gnome Girl shown below and then simply added the colors I wanted.  



I first covered the hat with alternating red and white strips of paper in a wave pattern.  Next came the body that is covered in a blue plaid.  I used a black marker to color in the feet.

Before the hair was added it was embossed to give texture and then edged with some brown ink.  Every patriotic gnome needs a red bow.

The nose, hands and the star were all decorated and edged with the proper color. (blue was added to the heart later).
All the pieces were placed - some white stars were added and then glued in place. I added the flag before gluing the hands.

I like to mix things up sometimes so I used the "Summer" from the Word n Shape Summer - Flip Flop.  You will see the Flip Flops in another project.  I painted the word blue to match the theme.


To make this little gal stand up I used the base from one of the Frameables, covered with paper and  then added some grass using a die from my stash.

Now that all parts are assembled she is ready to party!!
Have fun and safe holiday,

Island Vacation 3D Frame

When I take pictures near the beach, just about every photo is worth displaying because the colors are amazing!  How about you?  Hello there, it's Maureen with you today, and I'm sorting through my last beach vacation photos this month.  I've decided on a couple that I want to display on my end tables, and it's perfect that the Clear Scraps 3D Frameables are here to help me with that!


For this picture, I've chosen the Base with Square Frame to start with and I'm also using the Word and Shape Vacation Palm Tree wood pieces.  This is going to be a casual and fun display that is a great reminder of special trips from the past.


I think the base of the frame looks a lot like a surfboard, so to decorate it, I've chosen a white card stock and the 3" by 12" Hibiscus Border.  Surfboards have lots of hibiscus images!  To color the images, I've chosen some bright and fun Distress Inks and a sponge applicator, and started applying ink from the outer edges of the flowers.  Follow this pattern down for about 4 flowers.


Next, I've filled in the middle of the flower with a different color and used a cotton Q-Tip to apply it in the small areas.  On another piece of paper, I've colored in 2 additional flowers.  These I will cut out later to decorate.


I've traced the stenciled paper, along with a green embossed card stock, with the bases of the frames, cut them out and used a sharp blade to cut out the middle slots for the pictures.  These are both glued on with a tacky glue.  If you prefer it to be sealed, a decoupage sealant works great too!

Now, I set out to decorate the palm tree wood piece.  I'm first wrapping the trunk with a brown twine and gluing it with tacky glue.

For this display, I liked the look of the natural wood, so I left the word vacation unpainted, along with the base of the palm tree.  Instead, I lightly sponged some Distress inks to them both, giving it a weathered and natural look.


For the palm leaves, I cut out palm shapes from a die cut I had in a couple colors, then glued them on over each other.  In the middle I applied a couple gems to look like coconuts.  Okay...sparkly coconuts.  Ha!


The frame is covered with a blue card stock, traced and cut to fit.  I shaded the edges with the brown Distress ink next.  Then, with the extra hibiscus flowers, I "fussy cut" (trimmed them closely) them out and attached them to the frame.

The end result has such an old-style beach theme feel to it!  I really love the colors and realistic palm tree in this setting.


What colors would you choose for a beach vacation frame?  I hope this project inspires you to try one yourself.  If you want to try, I've included a supply list below.  Enjoy the decorating process and happy crafting!


Additional supplies:  Distress inks (orange, green, brown), sponge applicators, twine, gems, palm branch die cut, tacky glue, colored card stock

3-D Frameable Definition of a Home!

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a sweet home-themed project featuring our Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Home-House. Our 3-D Frameables are really popular and so much fun to play with! There are a multitude of ways to interchange the frames with the words and shapes! And quite a few new ones have been added to the store!


I started by covering the two base pieces, the frame, and the House shape with patterned paper, and adhered the base pieces together. This was a new pack of paper and I really love all the coordinating patterns.


I printed the home definition on a piece of the patterned paper that I cut down to 8-1/2" x 11", trimmed it, and sandwiched it between the two frame pieces. I fussy cut a small flower from the scrap leftover from covering the small base piece, and adhered it to the top right corner of the frame.

I adhered two heart die cuts (leftover from another project) to the house and embellished it with white pearl bling strips. I colored the Home word with a dark green alcohol marker and embellished it with yellow enamel dots.


Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Home-House

Other products used:
Patterned paper, alcohol marker, computer-generated definition of home, die cut hearts, craft glue, enamel dots, white pearl bling strips

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Refrigerator Shiplap Kitchen Magnets

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I have a fun and easy Home Decor project to share with you today! I love to decorate every room in my house! So why not make something to display on your refrigerator or magnet board? Today we will be using 3 different small Shiplap shapes! Cow head Click here Mason jar Click here and cutting board Click here 

To begin, we'll start with our small cow head. I took some light tan acrylic paint and applied to the ears and both sides of my cow's face. Then I applied some white acrylic paint down the middle of the cows face. Let dry.


From my craft stash I found some goggle eyes and adhere to both sides of my cow's face, using a strong quick bonding glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Set aside to dry.

Next I chose a paper flower and acouple ephemera pieces to decorate my cow's face. I applied foam dots on the back of my floral ephemera piece and adhered on the top of my cow's head. Then I adhered my paper flower on top! I adhered an ephemera sentiment towards the bottom of my cow's mouth. Then using hot glue, I adhered a piece of magnet onto the back of my wood shape. 


Next we will decorate our Shiplap Mason jar. To begin I applied some yellow acrylic paint to the top portion of my Mason jar lid. Let dry.

Now I chose 2 coordinating papers from Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection. I cut 2 papers measuring 3 & 3/4 x 1 & 1/2 inches from the red plaid patterned paper.  Inked my edges with Distress Ink and adhered to the top and bottom spaces on my Mason jar shape. The other floral paper measures 3 & 3/4 inches x 1 & 1/4 inches. Ink around the edges and adhere to the middle section of your Mason jar. 


I chose another ephemera sentiment, added some foam dots to the back and adhered in the center of my jar. I took some colored twine and wrapped around the top portion of my Mason jar a few times, and tied into a knot. I took a paper tole flower from my crafty stash, and using a bone folder I curled my petals of each flower piece to add some interest and depth. Then added some pop dots to the back of each flower piece before adhering them on top of each other.  I glued a tiny yellow button in the center of my flower and added a magnet onto the back to finish my Mason jar!


For our last kitchen magnet, we will add cream acrylic paint to the front and sides of our Shiplap cutting board shape. Let dry.


I chose another ephemera sentiment, inked the edges of both my ephemera piece and around the wood cutting board.  Then applied foam dots to the back of my sentiment and adhered to the center of my cutting board shape. Then I tied a ribbon through the hole at the top of my cutting board and tied into a bow. I adhered a cute 3D salt/pepper sticker towards the bottom right corner of my wood shape.  To finish I glued a magnet onto the back of my wood shape. 



Acouple more closeups!



I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll feel inspired to make these kitchen magnets to decorate your own kitchen! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see your crafty makes so please share on our Facebook Creative page. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and check out all the newest products available Click here 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used:

Paper trimmer, scoring board, bone folder Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Gathered twigs, foam dots, ink dabber, acrylic paints - cream, yellow, white and brown, magnets, Beacon glue, Google eyes, ribbon, colored twine

Bee Happy Accordion Album

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun bee-themed shaker accordion album featuring our Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album and Mini Shaker Bee which happens to be one of the newer mini shakers in the store. Gotta love all these shaker compartments everywhere you look, lol! ;)


I had some digital papers in my stash with bees and sunflowers (my favorite flower) so I printed several of them to cover the album pages. I added space for photos and/or journaling on each page, with a flip-up, a couple tags and a side-flip, all embellished with cut-outs, die cuts, glitter washi tape and/or gemstones. I connected the pages with jute rope.


Clear Scraps products used:
Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Mini Shaker Bee

Other products used:
Digital papers printed on copy paper, cardstock, kraft jpaper, dies, paper trimmer, craft glue, brayer, die cutting machine, sequins, jute rope, washi tape, gemstones

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,





Country Fresh Shiplap Milk Can

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today. Have you seen all the new Shiplap wood shapes from Clear Scraps? There are a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any decor! 

For my project today, I chose the Clear Scraps Shiplap Milk Can (large) to match my Farmhouse Decor. Click Here 


To begin I painted the surface of my Shiplap Milk can using Folk art Chalk paint Whispering Wheat and let this dry.


Then I painted over the top coat with Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug and let this dry.

Next I took one of the many new stencils from Clear Scraps  ( I'm using the Grunge/Brick mixer stencil)  Click Here and taped it down onto my wood shape securely. I love that these stencils have 2 different stencil designs in one. I took my palette knife and spread some Ranger texture paste crackle over the top of my stencil. Let it dry overnight to achieve more cracks. 


Take some Distress ink Gathered Twigs and with your sponge dabber lightly rub the ink over your stenciled surface. I rub off some of the ink on my dabber before applying. I still want some of the paint to show through. Then I painted the top of my Milkjug with some brown acrylic paint. 


I measured a piece of paper 8 & 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, distressed the edges using my Distress tool. Then using some Distress ink, I inked all the edges of my paper. Then using Beacon Glue, I adhered my paper in the center of my wood shape. I traced and cut another piece of paper. Distressed and inked along the edhes before adhering to the bottom left corner. Making sure my edges are rounded. 

Next I cut apart 2 chipboard gears from Clear Scraps Cog Gears chipboard embellishments. Click Here


You can save the others for a future project. Using a stiff brush, I applied 3 different Rust pastes (gold, red and brown)onto each gear chipboard piece, using a punching motion. Keep layering the rust pastes until you achieve the desired look you like.


 Next I took some jute cord and wrapped it several times around the top area of my Milkjug. Then tied my jute cord into a bow. Then hot glued a Prima flower on top. Then added a sticker sentiment along the left side of my flower!


Now you can arrange your embellishments and create the design you want. I took one of the cute journaling cards with the cow, added foam tape to the back, then adhered towards the bottom left side of my wood shape. I glued my chipboard gears in place using Beacon glue. I decorated the top of one gear with a Rooster ephermera piece,  adding foam dots to the back before adhering in the center.


The other smaller gear on the bottom right corner, I adhered a cute wooden spool!


At the top I added foam dots to the back of my ephermera piece "Country Fresh" and adhered a chipboard sticker button below.

Here's a close up:


You can add a metal hanger in the back so you can display on your wall!

Here's my finished project!


I hope you will be inspired to create one or more of these new Clear Scraps Shiplap shapes! Check them out here on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you for stopping by on the Clear Scraps blog! Until we meet again,  Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Farm Sweet Farm collection, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug and Whispering Wheat, Distress tool, foam Dots, trimmer, Beacon Glue, sponge brush, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs, Finnibair Rust Pastes- Gold, Brown and Red, stiff paintbrush, Prima Spring Farmhouse wooden spools, jute cord, metal hanger.





Small Shiplap Milk Can Guest Sign


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to share with you.

Clear Scraps has added some brand spanking new Shiplap Wood Shapes to their line; the pieces come in small or large.

I used one of the small sizes - the Milk Can - to create this hanging sign...


It seems like I'm always adding extra towels to the towel bar to "fill it up" for guests. I don't know why I feel like I NEED to use up ALL the space on the towel bar when I have guests over, maybe it was something my Mom did ;)

But looking at this cute little Milk Can shape, I decided maybe it would look cute hanging from the towel bar instead of an extra towel or two. It would also be nice to hang on the door of your guest room. 

I painted the wood white and while it was drying, I started fussy cutting flowers out of printed paper scraps. I also cut the sentiment from printed paper. I'm ashamed to admit it (well, not really) but I save those trash strips off printed paper. You know, the white strips with the company and paper names. Usually, there is a strip showing what paper is on the other side. Those little 1/2" strips make nifty little borders and trims. So I put a couple of them to use for this project as the band around the bottom and neck of the can.

I kept layering flowers until I was happy with how it looked. Since this piece will potentially have water coming towards it, I gave it a nice matte clear coat.

I glued the ribbons to tie it on the towel bar - or door knob - on the back. Make sure they are long enough to tie in a pretty bow.

I may reuse this idea for the holidays! I think it is a nice addition to my towel bar! LOL!

Clear Scraps: Shiplap Milk Can

Other: Simple Stories: Printed Paper, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, White Paint and Ribbon

Home of the Brave Clipboard Magnet

Don't you just love summer and all the patriotic holidays?  I certainly do - it starts with Memorial Day, then Flag Day, the Fourth of July and finally Labor Day too.  I'm sure I've missed a few!  Hi, it's Maureen today - and I have a little bit of Americana decor to share with you, to celebrate these great holidays.


I've made a clipboard magnet from the Clear Scraps shiplap shapes.  Today I'm using the Small House Shiplap wood shape, which is the perfect background to use with the saying "Home of the Brave."  This little clipboard can be used in so many ways:  a picture frame, a post it note holder or even to hold important papers too!


The first step in making this cute little house is to trace its shape on to a patterned piece of paper.  I chose one that looks like denim and cut it out.  Since my item is staying inside the house, I simply glued it on to my Small House Shiplap wood piece with some tacky glue.

Next, I've added another patterned paper stripe down the middle - this one looks like a red bandana! After you apply the paper background, you can seal your project with a little bit of decoupage if you'd like.


From here, I'm taking a small clip embellishment that I bought at a local craft store and glued it into place with hot glue.  I make sure this dries completely, and tested it to see if it opens - just to make sure it didn't get glued shut.

Okay, now I'm adding some red, white and sparkle!  I really love the adorable Mini Flag Shaker chipboard piece...it's so fun as a display next to this little house!  This has a background paper on the bottom layer, glued into place.  Inside, I'm filling this with a few blue and silver confetti pieces along with some plastic stars.  These just happen to also glow in the dark!


Then, on the flag's top layer, I've painted it in a blue acrylic paint and let dry.  Glue the acrylic panel in place, being certain to remove both liners first.  Then, glue on the top blue panel.

For my saying, I liked some of the fonts on my electronic cutting machine, so I printed "Home of the Brave" in a red pen from that machine.  It is then mounted on a red card stock paper.


I glued the flag on the right side of the shiplap house piece, using a hot glue gun.  To lay my saying across the bottom, I needed a few layers of foam on the left side so it would lay flat.  This quote is glued into place with some tacky glue.


Now, it's just adding the magnet pieces on the back!  This was also glued into place with a hot glue gun.  Several pieces are necessary to make sure your clipboard doesn't fall off your refrigerator.

I love this project!  I can use it as a post-it note holder, and display it on my refrigerator.  There's even room for a little bow at the top.


Or, if I wish, I could also display a picture of my favorite military hero.  What a great project this would be for a veteran's organization!


The display is even cute all by itself.  I really had fun with this project and I hope you get a chance to try out some of the Clear Scraps Shiplap items this summer!  A brief supply list is below.  Cheers to the red, white and blue!  See you next time!


Additional supplies:  hot glue gun, patterned paper, ribbon, clip embellishment, confetti pieces for shaker, acrylic paint, card stock and printed quote, foam pop dots

Making Memories on Daytona Beach!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing another 3-D Frameable project. If you haven't tried these, you really need to! The interchangeable frames, shapes and words make them so versatile and so much fun! I used the Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Summer-Flip Flops and created this project to document a memory from May 1978 that is still just as fresh in my mind as it was that day! My BFF got a brand new 1978 Chevy Camaro which we drove up and down the strip on Daytona Beach - back in the day when people were allowed to actually drive on the beach. Gosh, we had a great time!


I painted the Summer word with yellow acrylic paint and the flip flops with orange acrylic paint and let them dry. I embellished the flip flops with enamel flowers and clear bling.


I covered the smaller oval base with green dotted paper, the larger oval base with yellow striped paper, and the frame with red and white striped paper. I added acetate to the back of the frame to keep the photo clean and free of dust (which unfortunately casts weird shadows on the photo, lol). I adhered the frame to the wood backing and let it dry overnight with clips. That's me on the right, by the way. ;)



I added a pink scalloped strip to the top edge of the frame and added white die cut letters spelling 'daytona beach' and then adhered pink strips to the left and right edges for a finished look. I added the date using white die cuts along with sunglasses and beach umbrella brads. 



Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Summer-Flip Flops

Other products used:
Patterned paper, cardstock, punches, dies, paper trimmer, glue, acrylic paint, brads, enamel flowers, clear bling

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Clear Scraps 3D Frameable--Congrats Grad!

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to

share a project that would make a great new grad

gift or a nice memento for your home or desk

to remember the big day!

Clear_Scraps_3D Frameables_Congrats Grad Full(1)Love these frameables!  They are so fun and easy to create

and they look amazing!  Step one is to pick out your base. 

I used the Base with Deco Frame.  There are several options

to choose from, you can find the others in the Clear Scraps

store HERE.  Then paint it, spray it, stamp it, cover it

with patterned paper, it's up to you! This frame was painted

with yellow acrylic paint, then decorated with strips of

patterned paper, enamel dots, and the tag that

describes the date and event. 

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The base piece was painted with black acrylic paint and

then brushed with the yellow around the edge of the smaller

piece to add a little pizzazz.  This is another piece that can be

covered with paper or stamped or whatever you'd like.

Clear_Scraps_3D Frameables_Congrats Grad Full copyStep 2 is to choose your theme/insert set.  Here the obvious

choice was the Word n Shape Congrats Hat set.   The hat is

painted with the black and yellow acrylic paint, then I added

a sticker and a twine bow.  Super simple!  The Congrats word

to give it a little texture and interest I painted it black and then

sponged on the yellow paint, then added a few enamel dots.

After that it's all glued together and done!  It's great that

you can choose the theme/insert that fits your project. 

There are a lot of options--vacation, holidays, baby, pets,

and so much more!  You can find them all in the Clear

Scraps store HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you

enjoyed the inspiration today, stop back soon for more!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  3D Frameables--Base with Deco Frame,

Word n Shape Congrats Hat.

Other:  Reminisce paper and stickers, enamel dots,

acrylic paint--black, yellow, twine.

This is Us - Steampunk Style

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little project that I created using the fabulous This Is US Desktop Frame.  I love Steampunk and all the images, gears, cogs and top hats that go with it.   I had some fun with photo editing and got out some of my favorite things from my stash.  Our grandson recently visited so I used a photo of him and grandpa in a playful way.


I began by embossing some metallic paper and covering the frame base.


Some editing was done to the photo by removing the background and adding some clipart top hats.
I used another embossing folder to add gears and texture to the top frame piece.
All the frame elements were layered together.
I covered the frame with Foundry Wax and then heat set.  I added an extra color to give the project that rusted look.  Everything was heat set to make it permanent.
After digging around in my stash I found what I wanted to add to the frame making it as steampunk as possible.


I glued everything in place and then added a little fun to the photo using some small dies and gears.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my steampunk moment.



Country Kitchen Cutting Board

What is your kitchen decor style?  Do you happen to have a farmhouse kitchen vibe in your cooking space?  Hi, Maureen here today - and I have the cutest project for those farmhouse decor needs you may have.  I'm using the new shiplap items from Clear Scraps, and they are adorable!!


I've chosen the Large Cutting Board Shiplap wood item today, as this will be really fun to display on a wall or against my counter top area.  I'm also going to be working with the really fun shiplap shapes, and I've picked the Small Chicken Shiplap Shape too!


I started with a base coat of gray acrylic paint - this is actually sanded down, and a second coat was applied to the front of the board.


From there, I've traced some checkerboard print paper and cut it out to cover the 2nd strip of wood on the cutting board.  I've applied it with tacky glue, but another option would be to use decoupage also.

Now, when you think of chickens, you might just think of chicken wire!  I didn't want to buy real wire just for one project, but I searched and found this mesh silver ribbon that looks just like chicken wire.  It will be fun to use for other projects down the road too!  This is applied at the top and bottom of the checkerboard paper with tacky glue.


My next step was to give our Small Chicken Shiplap Shape a makeover - in a pretty yellow color!  I've base painted the chicken in an acrylic paint, then sanded it, and coated it again.


To assemble my display, I added a small green wreath to the board as a backdrop for the chicken shape.  To attach the wreath, I threaded the looped hanger through a checkerboard ribbon and tied it to the cutting board handle at the top.


I added some final ribbon trim, both at the bottom of the board in black, and also a bit more of the chicken wire-esque ribbon to the top, along with some yellow too.


My board is great as a display against my backsplash in the kitchen, but would also do well on the wall too.  I really love the simple design, and the pop of color it provides the room.  How would you display a project like this?

If you give this project a try, I hope you enjoy deciding on a color scheme!  A red or even blue color would do great as well.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paint, assorted ribbon (chicken wire ribbon from Joanns), scrapbook paper, faux green wreath



Wood Shape Shiplap Cow Head


Texas Tami here on the blog today with a decidedly Texan project to show you!

Have you checked out Clear Scraps' new Shiplap Shapes yet? They have rustled up a herd of great designs. Shiplap is extremely popular in home decor and now you can create some unique projects of your own. The shapes come in 2 sizes, small and large. 

I used the Large Shiplap Cow Head to create this welcoming sign for my home...


Here's how I made it - step-by-step...

to create a distressed, weathered look, I started by adding some craft ink in a dark brown across the grain, then I went back with a lighter brown...

I heat set the ink to be sure that it was set, then using a damp sponge brush, I went over the piece with white paint...


Once the paint was dry, I used a sanding block to remove some of the paint especially around the edges and in the grooves of the shiplap. Sand with the grain...


I used the Capital ABC 6" stencil to add "Howdy" in blue craft ink. Since the letters are close together on the stencil, I like to mask off the letters close to the one I am stenciling to avoid accidentally inking a part of a neighboring letter. Since I was using craft ink - which is a slower drying pigment ink - I heat set each letter after stenciling it. I also cleaned the stencil after inking each letter to avoid smearing...

I used the Lower Case ABC's Stencil to add "ya'll" in dark brown craft ink. I followed the same steps for inking as before. If you would like to close the "gap" on any letters, if you slightly offset the stencil, you can ink in the break. Just be sure to mask off any close areas...

Now that the Cow Head was all finished, it was time to embellish! And what else could I use to embellish this Texas Cow except denim and red bandana?!

I made spiral roses using different shades of denim. You can also use the backside of the fabric to add another variety of color.

To make the roses start with a circle - doesn't need to be exact. I used 2 1/2" to 5" circles. After you have the circle, start at the outside edge and begin to cut in a spiral towards the center. Slightly widen the width as you go and leave a small circle as the base at the center...

Add a thin line of glue along a few inches of the bottom edge of the spiral and then roll it up. Add more glue as you roll until you come to the center. Add a dab of glue to the center of  the base and press the flower down on it...

I used a paper drill to punch holes at the top of the Cow Head and inserted a piece of rope through the holes. I knotted the rope on the back to secure the hanger...


A strong glue was used to adhere the flowers to the upper right of the Cow Head. I also made a bow from red bandana fabric and accented it with some twine. I also added some leaves cut from a "leather-look" embossed felt...


Here's some closeup pics of the flowers and bandana trim...

Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cow Head, Capital ABC 6" stencil and Lower Case ABC's Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac and Mixed Media Glue, Clear Snap: Blue, Tan and Dark Brown Craft Ink, White Paint, Sanding Block, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, Denim, Red Bandana, Tan Embossed Felt, Twine and Rope

Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Happy Family Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura here with you today to share

some Spring (or Summer) home decor that would

be a great piece to hang anywhere you'd like a

little "sunshine" in your home!

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This starts with our ever popular NEW

Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large! These new

shapes are amazing!  You can choose the

small or the large depending on your

creative vision!  You can find these in the

What's New section in the Clear Scraps store.

As always, you can make them your own with

any thing you'd like--paint, stencils, stamps,

inks, papers.  For this one, I chose to paint it

white, with the "lid" gray and then lightly

brushed with a bit of black.  Next was decorating.

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The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Flower was a perfect

compliment for this project.  It's just painted with

a peachy pink and black, then sponged with a bit

of orange.  The back piece was traced onto a floral

patterned paper, then cut out and glued down.

A sprinkle of sequins and the pretty ephemera

flowers with the big ribbon finish this off nicely.

To decorate the rest of the mason jar, I grabbed

another of those awesome Clear Scraps mini shakers!

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The Mini Shaker Family was perfect since I was adding

photos to this one.  Honestly it would look good

without the photos as well.  You could add a few

more flowers, or another flower shaker.  Easy to

change these around to create whatever you'd like!

Super easy to add this touch--just some black paint,

a few sequins and the patterned paper on the back

piece of the shaker, glue together and it's done!

Just a tip--always remember to peel the protective

coating off of BOTH sides of the acrylic on the shaker!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Flower, Mini Shaker Family,

Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large.

Other:  Ribbon, glue, foam tape, sequins,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--paper, stickers, ephemera.

3D Frameables Graduation

Hi crafty friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the fabulous 3D Frameables with you!  May is definitely time for high school and college graduations!  The Congrats-Hat Word N Shape is perfect to display your favorite grad! My first born graduated high school last year and I used one of my favorite photos of her!


I began by painting my Word N Shape pieces with black acrylic paint. 


For the Hat, I added a coat of gold glitter paint over the black for added bling!  


I used the Deco Frame with Base which is one three designs available.  Using my Beacon Adhesive, I covered the frame as well as the smaller oval of the base with patterned paper. Fun fact: I actually used wedding paper that I had in my stash! I thought it would work perfect! I used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth off the extra edges. 


For the base of the frame and larger oval, I painted each with chalk paint in grey. 


I again used my Beacon to adhere the frame pieces together.  I then used clips to hold them together as the adhesive dried. 


I  added smaller embellishments to the frame such as stickers and enamel dots. 



Here is a close up of the Hat with the gold glitter! I  love how it turned out! 


I sanded the edges of my Congrats Word to give it a distressed look as well as help it stand out on the base.



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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers, stickers,  enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc:  x-acto knife, healing mat, sanding tool.