Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun home project I created using the Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape along with a couple Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used so you can hopefully feel inspired to do some Clear Scraps crafting of your own!


I began by painting the front of my pallet with acrylic paint in black. I also used the same paint to color the Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.  I then set aside both to dry. 


I measured out a strip of patterned paper to adhere to the middle slat of my pallet. For this particular section, I cut 2 3/4 x 10 inches then used an x-acto knife to trim the edges.  After, I lightly sanded to smooth any paper overhangs. 


Next, using my 4x6 Stars Stencil I used a spatula to apply metallic embellishment mousse to the bottom and top slats of the pallet.  The color is almost a gun metal grey and looks nice in contrast against the black. 


After ensuring my paint was dry on the chipboard embellishments, I applied embossing ink to each followed by black glitter embossing powder.  Each were set with a heat gun and adhered using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Here is a close up of the second Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shape! You can also see the stencil/mousse end result as well! 


Last, I punched holes at the top sides of the pallet to string some fun chevron red/white ribbon to be able to hang my creation!  


Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers:  Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; metal clip: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections; circle punch: Fiskars; ribbon: May Art; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; metallic paste: Nuvo; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Apple Mini Shaker Home Decor

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog to share an end of the school year project I  created using a few of Clear Scraps fabulous products!  School is out for the summer here in Central Illinois and I  thought this home decor project would be cute either as a teacher gift or to show off a last day of school photo!  I  used the new Apple Mini Shaker Shape as the star of my creation and will show you the techniques I  used.  


I  began with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the front using black acrylic paint.  I   made sure I  added paint to the outside edges as well as in between the slats.  


I    set aside the pallet to dry to work on assembling my shaker.  Using red chalk paint, I  painted the top chipboard frame, as well as the edges of the two inside frames.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   affixed school themed patterned paper to the front of the chipboard base.  I    cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool (FYI, you can purchase this same sanding tool through the Clear Scraps shop).


I    adhered my middle chipboard frames to the base then added colorful chunky sequins to the center.  Next, I  was ready to affix the acrylic overlay.  Last, the top chipboard frame goes on. I  added two school themed die cuts to the front for accent.  


I    adhered red dot paper to the center slat followed by ledger paper and a fun colorful frame. I  then added more die cuts to accent before adhering my shaker to the front of the pallet. 


Using my Big Bite, I punched holes at each corner of the pallet to thread ribbon to hang my project.  You can also use string or forego adding a hanger.


Thank  you for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park; chipboard frame, die cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; ribbon: May Arts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollection; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool

Summer 3D Frameables


Tami here on the blog with you today to share a project using one of Clear Scraps' new 3D Frameables.

Have you seen them? It's a unique frame concept that lets you change out themes to match whatever photo you want to use.

You pick out a base and a frame design - there are 3 to choose from. Then pick out a theme from 9 different ones to compliment your photo.

Now you can have a year round frame that you can change with the seasons or holidays!

I love the Summer theme with it's Flip Flops wood shape. It was perfect to use with the pic I had of my son playing in the sprinkler...


I used printed paper to cover the base and the flip flops. I used a contrasting paper on the back of the flip flops to make the straps stand out. Clear Scraps' Sanding Stick makes the process easier. The tip gets between the dips in the scallop frame. The Sanding Stick comes in 2 sizes and has replaceable belts which you can move on the stick so that you always have a nice fresh sanding area.

I inked the frame and the Summer word using Oxide inks in an ombre pattern.

I wanted a little more color around the frame, so I added dots that I punched from printed paper.

My photo was also a little slim for the square opening. So I matted it on cardstock and added a coordinating sticker to fill the space.

If you'd like to use your frame year round and change out the themes, you could paint or cover the base and frame with neutral colors.

Or maybe do a different base and frame combo for each season.

I think these would also make great gifts! If you are looking for a unique wedding gift, consider making a set for the new couple. And father's day is coming up soon!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps' blog; please come back soon to see what projects the other talented designers have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables Base and Scallop Frame and Summer theme and Large Sanding Stick

Other: Bo Bunny Printed Papers, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3/4" circle punch

Magical 3D Frameables

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer and I'm so happy to finally share one of the new 3D Frameables that were released this week! If you liked working with the Desktop Wood Frames, you are going to LOVE these! The base is very similar to the Desktop Frames except there are three slots.  And there  are  three different frames to choose from as well as a variety of themes!  

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For my project, I  have the Scallop Frame and Magical-Mouse Head Word N Shape which I painted both with acrylic paint.  The frames come with a top piece that adheres to the base shown. I knew that my photo would cover a large portion of the inside of the frame so I left the area bare.   I  also painted the top piece of the base of the Frameable.


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the front of the frame, as well as the Mouse Head.  I cut away excess paper with scissors as well as used an x-acto  knife and sanding tools.  


I added small stickers and die cuts to my elements to give extra color but did not want to over burden my pieces with too many embellishments. 



Here you can see the frame assembled together. There is a portion on the bottom that you will slide into the back slot on your base. 


 You simply slide each element into the slots to display. The best thing is that frames and shapes can be changed out depending on the time of year or whatever you feel like showing off! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Be sure to visit "What's New" the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the new themes of the 3D Frameables!  The combinations are endless!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool



3D Frameable Collection Welcome Home

Hello happy crafters! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a home decor project I created using our new releases - 3D frameables collection! There are three frame shapes and different themes with a word and a shape. It's so fun that we can pick a frame and a theme to create our own home decor pieces. Let's check it out!


▼ On this project, I used the scallop frame and welcome and jar wood pieces.

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









▼ For the jar wood shape, I decided to cover it with a floral patterned paper and decorated it with some stickers. I also wrote down "Home is wherever I'm with you" with a black pen and tied a bow using a piece of twine for a finishing touch.

▼ Here I painted the wood word welcome with acrylic paint in pink. 


▼ For the wood frame, I gave it a coat of embossing powder by using a watermark ink pad, detailed white embossing powder and a heat gun.


▼ Then, I applied 0.25 inch double sided foam tape on the back of the scallop frame to adhere to the back frame, so a photo can slide into the frame. As you can see, I also backed the back frame with a big LOVE and a drown flower.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy this 3D frameable home decor project. You may check HERE for all the new releases. Happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Echo Park Paper You & Me Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous

Patriotic Stars DIY Wood Shapes

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here to share a home decor project I created using the Stars DIY Wood Shapes!  It's been awhile since I've made a banner and thought this would be perfect for days like today as well as the 4th of July. The DIY Wood Shapes come in packs of three so you can use together one at a time. 


I began by painting my Wood Shapes with chalk paint in red. I did not worry too much about coverage and allowed some of the wood to show through. 


Once my paint was dry, I took a tea light candle and applied a generous amount of wax to the surface of the wood.  If your desired end result is to have a more distressed look you will want to apply a large amount of wax. 



I then applied off white chalk paint in sections, using a paint scraper to remove excess paint before drying.  I did go back with a bit of sand paper to the surface for additional distressing. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied patterned paper to a portion of each star followed by adding embellishments. 


For the center star, I painted the Star DIY Wood Frame and backed it with patterned paper.  I  then added some colorful bakers twine and adding a die cut before adhering with the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I used a punch to place holes in each end of the stars to string ribbon through in order to hang my project! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Wishing you safe holiday!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Pink Paislee; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; metal charms: Tim Holtz; star pins: Maya Road; paint: FolkArt;  hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: tea light candle, paint scraper, sanding tool. 

Beachy Rule DIY Pallet


Greetings!  Chris here and today I am super excited to share this Beach Rules Signs I created using Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY Pallet and Clear Scraps Octopus Chipboard.  


Start by painting your Clear Scraps Octopus Chipboard with a weathered coppery paint.  Let dry. 

Add color wash of white paint to Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY Pallet.

While still wet,add color wash of bronze-y brown paint to Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY Pallet
Keep adding paint until you are satisfied with the color of your pallet. I kept layering both colors to get my desired color. 
Cut patterned paper and mat on coordinating paper. Attach brads. 
Add patina rub to your Clear Scraps Octopus Chipboard

Add octopus to your pallet to finish. I hope you are inspired to get creative with your DIY Pallets. 



Clear Scraps This is Us Desktop Frame--Wedding Gift Frame

Hey everybody!  Laura here to share with you today!  I've got a great gift idea that would

be perfect for an anniversary, wedding, engagement, or even someone that is expecting

to use for their first family picture!

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Isn't this frame simply sweet?  Best yet, this can be created using up those scraps of

pretty patterned paper you haven't been able to part with!  Time to use them for a

pretty frame to give to someone special as a gift!  And it all starts with the Clear Scraps

This is Us Desktop Frame!  Are you familiar with our desktop frames?  The are easy

to decorate any way you'd like and either spruce up your home decor with a favorite

memory, or make a few to have on hand for adorable gifts!  And even better, the frame

doesn't have to be glued into the base if you want to mail it, so it just pops out to fold

flat!  I love this option, especially for gift giving!

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Here you can see I painted most of the frame and base using black acrylic paint.

I did paint the rectangle on the frame using white paint, and brushed just a bit of gray

to give it a bit of a distressed wood/farmhouse look.  The smaller part of the base and

behind the frame, I added a black and white floral pretty patterned paper, and then a

small rectangle of black and then white cardstock layered to create a spot to put a picture. 

You can leave the top of the frame unglued if you'd rather to slip in a larger picture.  I also

added a few heart and flower stickers which fits the wedding theme well.  The black and 

white is a nice compliment to any color that the bride and groom or bridal party wear.

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The final touch is the "Mr. & Mrs." Chipboard Word Title from Clear Scraps.

It's painted with black acrylic paint and just glued right onto the frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  This is Us Desktop Frame, Mr. & Mrs. Chipboard Word Title

Other:  Acrylic Paint--black, white, gray, floral patterned paper,

black and white cardstock, Bella Blvd. Trinkets Puffy Stickers--black & white

Welcome Sign

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a new Welcome Sign I created.  Clear Scraps has some amazing products that can be mixed and matched to create some amazing projects.


Using the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet, I painted it with both blue and green paints to simulate both the grass and sky.


I also had this wonderful Welcome XL Script Wood Word I wanted to use.
The wood contrast against the painted background stood out, so I left it plain.
I could have painted it, or even inked it, but I liked the contrast.
I adhered it across the panel on a slight angle.


For some added dimension, I placed the 4x6 Grass Stencil along the bottom edge, inking it with green ink and moving it along the bottom edge until it was completely inked.


I chose an ink shade a little darker than the paint as I didn't want it to stand out.
I just wanted the hint of dimension.


Next, I chose the Chipboard Wheelbarrow Embellishments, cutting them from the frame and inking each piece.
I embossed each piece with clear embossing powder for a shiny effect.
The watering can was placed in the upper left corner.
The wheelbarrow was placed amongst the grass in the lower right corner.
Several flowers were added atop the wheelbarrow for a 3D effect.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint; Prima Flowers

Mermaid with Fin Shaker Tail


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

I recently redecorated my guest bath but the two pieces of the previous decor I could not bring myself to part with were two old (and broken and repaired) plaster mermaids that I purchased at estate sales. 

The colors in the new shower curtain coordinated with them, so I decided the mermaids would be a part of the new decor.

I was excited to see Clear Scraps added a new Fin Shaker to their line; I thought I'd make another piece to add to my new decor. I needed a sign to sit on a shelf above the towel rack...


This project was so much fun to put together, has me wondering where else I might need a mermaid!

I started by printing out a portion of a coloring page (found online) onto watercolor paper, then I filled in the design with pearlescent watercolors I added accents to the crown using glitter gel pens...


Then I gave the background and the top layer of the shaker a coat of white paint...


When the paint dried, I painted them both with watercolors...


Then it was on to the background. I started with a Wood Rectangle, and painted it with 2 different shades of watercolors - the same colors I used for the Fin pieces...


After the watercolors dried, it was time to stencil. I used blue painters tape to hold the Fishscales Stencil in place - I also taped off portions of the frame around the stencil as I needed to repeat the pattern over the whole board. Then I inked in the design with blue ink...


I moved the stencil, overlapping the previous design; lining up the last line of the pattern each time so the designs would match up...


Then it was time to assemble the shaker, I adhered the 2 frame layers to the base, filled it with sequins, then added the acrylic layer (be sure to remove the protective film from both sides). To finish the shaker, top with the painted layer...


Next, I cut out the mermaid design and adhered it to the Fin Shaker...


For the quote, I painted some watercolor paper with the peachy color I used for the mermaids skin. After the paint dried, I added the lettering, cut them out and added the outlines...


All that was left was assembly. I used Zip Dry and 3D Dots to adhere all the pieces...


I hope you enjoyed this project and will come back and visit us here on the Clear Scraps Blog again soon!

Clear Scraps: Fin Mini Shaker, Wood Rectangle, Ocean Sequins and 6 X 6 Fishscale Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Pearlescent Watercolors, Watercolor Paper, Mermaid Coloring Page Image, 3D Dots and Fine Line Black Pen

Tools: Clear Snap: Color Box Stylus & Tips, Paintbrushes, Pencil, Blue Painter's Tape and Scissors

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

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!

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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.

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.