Make a Leprechaun Gnome Buddy

Top O' the Morning to ya!  It's Maureen with you on this St. Patrick's Day!  I happened to "catch" this cute little leprechaun character in the act of being, you know, CUTE.  And I thought I'd share him with you today.


I cannot resist the gnome characters from Clear Scraps - they are addicting to decorate for every season!  This one is a pretty fast project, because I'm using card stock colors as my base.  The item I'm using is the Medium Wood Gnome #2 and he is as cute as can be.  He also is a nice size for a display while still being able to store him easily in a box.


First, I've traced his beard in a red-orange card stock and cut it out.  I do more tracing of the wood pieces for the hat, pants, hands and nose - in green and peach papers, respectively.   His shoes were easy to cut - I covered that area with 2 die cut ovals.


Then, using some brown inks, I've stenciled beard lines in random spots with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil.  I've used this stencil a lot - it is great to get a realistic look for hair, beards, etc.  I've also dusted the edges of the beard and glued it to the wood piece.


Next I added the buckle on his hat - to make this easy, simply cut a strip about 2" thick of paper (mine is black glitter) and then trim off the ends with a detail scissors.  The buckle comes together by taking 2 different square die cuts to yellow paper, cutting out the middle with the smaller square and gluing it on.


My leprechaun needed something in his hands - so I added a cup of coffee, of course!  He is holding the Coffee Cup Mini Shaker, decorated with layers of papers traced out and glued on the top layer.  The shaker is filled with brown, orange and yellow shaker bits.


After adding the coffee cup, I did add a couple white details to the nose and hands for dimension.  If you decide you want your display outside, I recommend adhering your card stock papers with modge podge and then finishing with a sealant.

He is now sitting inside near my front entryway, keeping an eye on all his gold!  Golden coffee, that is.  Hee hee!

I hope this project encourages you to go 'green' this holiday.  Take care and we'll see you next time!



Vintage Truck Welcome Sign

 Hello Crafty Friends

It's Sandy Diller here today with a cute Vintage Truck, I had so much fun painting and decorating this little gem I just had to share it. 

I have it hanging just outside the front door so friends and guests can enjoy it.

I used the XL Wood Vintage Truck to start this project.


This is how it looked when I started.

Here is a closer look so you can see some of the details.  I first painted it blue and then added some Distress Oxide ink around the fenders and wheel wells to make it appear rusted.  I cut circles from black paper for the wheels and then added the red and blue inner wheel. They are made from glass because I had it available, but they could easily be made from chipboard and a large button for the hubcaps. I covered the opening with paper from the back.  

It really looks cute on my front porch, and I hope you have enjoyed seeing it,


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Cuppa Love To Go Home Decor

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share an idea for a cute Valentine's Day home decor project!

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The Clear Scraps Wood Shape 3 Packs are such a great blank canvas for so many of YOUR creative ideas!  Here I used the Wood Mason Jars 3 Pack.  I started by painting the base with black acrylic paint, and the "lid" with gray paint.  I then brushed it lightly with black paint to give it a little dimension.

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After it was dry, I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil--love this one because it has the bricks and also this great basic stripe that is really versatile!  Pink acrylic paint was sponged on through the stencil and it has a slight uneven look because of the pattern and I also went lighter in some areas as well.  After that dried, I used a large script stamp and white ink to create a background.  The white really pops on the black, but is still soft enough to let the decorations take center stage.  Which brings me to the next step...

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The adorable Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Coffee Mug!  This is a favorite because it's really season-less!  You can use it for any holiday, any occasion like a birthday, thinking of you, and yes, you can even use it on a home decor Valentine's project!  Here I painted the top frame piece with bright pink and white acrylic paint, added a pretty pink patterned paper to the back layer, and then finished it off with the Sprinkles Heart Confetti Mix available in the Clear Scraps store.  There are a lot of options in the store for both shakers and fillers for all kinds of occasions and projects, find the shakers HERE and the fillers HERE.  And after the shaker was done, I added a few ephemera pieces and the twine around the top.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration in today's project!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jars 3 Pack, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil, Mini Shaker Coffee Mug, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Mix.

Other:  Acrylic paint--black, pink, gray, 49 & Market Spectrum Sherbert Collection--paper and ephemera,

Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.

Shiplap Jar Baby Bottle Display

Do you struggle with ideas to give to new parents?  I know that it's fun to shop for baby clothes but sometimes I want to give a gift with more meaning too.  Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I have a clever idea for you, using the Small Shiplap Jar Wood Shape from Clear Scraps.


This project can be a name display for a baby shower or a picture frame - the possibilities are endless!  I've chosen a yellow gingham paper as a backdrop, and traced the shape on the paper.  I've cut it out and began to stencil a design on the front.  This 6" Flowers Masking Stencil is SUPER cute for this project!  I'm using a light gray ink and a sponge to stencil over the paper.


Glue the floral stenciled paper to the jar.  Sand the edges or trim as needed.


Next, I've cut a baby bottle shape out with my electronic cutting machine in both white and yellow card stock.  I've estimated the size of the jar because I then glue this to the top of the jar.  Right before gluing, I stenciled a pattern on the rim with gray ink, using the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil.  I love yellow and gray together!


A 3D element I add next is a white lace ribbon, right under the rim of the baby bottle lid.  Glue this on with a tacky glue.

More embellishments are added at the bottom corner and top as well.  These include a variety of buttons, flowers and ribbon.


Next, use a mini clipboard clip and some tacky glue and adhere it to the front.  This can be left empty until you give it to the recipient.  They can add a photo of their future bundle of joy when they arrive.  Or, you can do what I did and add a paper frame with some paper embellishments to make it more obvious that a picture should go there.


What a delightful gift to give to a new mom (or dad)!  What other designs can you see yourself making with this jar shape?

Thanks for joining me!  See you next time!


Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--I Love Winter Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to kick start the New Year with some crafting inspiration!

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So as all the holiday decor comes down, I always find myself looking for a little decor to brighten up those dull winter days.  I love the buffalo plaid look and that combo of red, white and black for a cozy winter theme, so I grabbed some patterned papers, a stencil and some paint, and one of the Clear Scraps Heart Shiplap Shapes in the large size.

These pieces are so large,pieces are SO large--a 12x12 paper will not cover them.  So I started by painting the top and bottom with black acrylic paint, then I used the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil to add snowflakes with white paint.   Then I cut 2 pieces of plaid background paper to cover the center.

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To cover the gap left, I cut a larger piece of buffalo plaid paper, and then punched a snowflake border out of black cardstock.  Next step was to create the cute mitten shakers.  These are the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mittens.  They are also painted with black and white acrylic paint, and the back traced onto a pretty paper, cut out, then glued onto the back piece. 

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Once dry, they were filled with Clear Scraps shaker fillers--a combo of the Sprinkles Love Mix and the Holiday Sequins (with the green color pulled out).  They were tied with a twine bow and glued onto the buffalo plaid area.  Then to add a little fun touch, I painted some of the Clear Scraps Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments to place around the mittens.  Then I added enamel dots on the snowflakes.  You could use any bling, or even some glitter glue to give them a little pizzazz.  The title was added next to this.

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I used some glittery alphas, a few stickers, and cut a heart from the buffalo plaid.  The result is a cute project to decorate during the winter doldrums!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Shiplap Shape, 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, Mini Shaker Mittens, Sprinkles Love Mix, Holiday Sequins, Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Acrylic paint--black, white.  Black cardstock, twine, enamel dots, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Photoplay Paper Kringle & Co.


Winter Wall Hanging

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!

Hope you all had a safe and joyous Christmas too! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a Home Decor project you can display during the winter season. It's frigid here where I live. Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with a hot cup of cocoa, and craft! 

For this project I'll be using the Clear Scraps Square Medium Pallett Click here Winter Flake Shapes Click here and Chipboard Mittens Click here


To begin I took some Folkart White Wicker acrylic paint and applied the paint along the edges of each pallet section. Let dry.


Now chose any winter themed paper collection you have in your craft stash, I'm using Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection. I cut 2 of each from the same plaid coordinating papers measuring: 7 & 1/4 x 2 inches. The other coordinating Snowflake patterned paper I cut at 7 & 1/4 x 2 & 1/2 inches. I inked all my papers using Ranger Distress Ink "Gathered Twigs " and then adhered my papers to each pallet section using Beacon glue. Set aside for now.


Now remove your Winter words from the package. I applied some Versamark Clear ink to the surface of all letters. Then sprinkled some A-la Mode light blue embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess embossing powder. Heat with your heat tool. I took and added some fake snow along the top edges of some of letters. 


Now take the Snowflake Shape and apply some Folkart Cottage White acrylic paint on the front surface of your Snowflake. While still wet, I sprinkled some Crystal Snow glitter over the top. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. 

Next I took one of the Journaling cards and using a circle diecut, I diecut a sentiment and inked along the edges using Distress Ink faded jeans. Then I adhered the sentiment to the center of my Snowflake. I fussy cut out a cocoa mug from one of the ephemera pieces in this collection. I glued the mug at the bottom. I added some Dazzle Snowflake stickers on each Snowflake point and a few silver gems in each center of my Snowflake sticker! Here's a closeup!


Next take your chipboard Mittens and cut them apart from your frame. You can save your outside frame for future projects if you like. I covered both mitten surfaces with Versamark Clear ink and then sprinkled some Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powder over the top of both Mittens. Then heat your embossing powder using a heat tool. For the bottom portion of my Mittens, I applied the same ink and sprinkled some Blue Sparkle embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess powder. Then heat with your heat tool.


I took some Gold sparklely twine and glued each end to the back of my chipboard Mittens. I applied some foam dots to the backside, before adhering along the bottom edge of my wood pallet. Here's a closeup!


Using foam dots, I adhered my Snowflake Shape at the upper left corner of my pallet. Then glued my Winter words in the center. I added a puffy sticker Snowflake on the dot above my letter "I".  I also added a chipboard sentiment to the upper right. Here's a closeup!


To finish,  I attached a metal hanger on the back! Now it's ready to display on your wall!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please check back to see more project inspiration from our Design Team members! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies and see what's new!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Heat tool, foam dots, Beacon Glue, Stampendous embossing powder in Winter Wonderland and Blue Sparkle, paper trimmer, Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, scoring tool, Versamark Clear ink, Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection, Folkart White Wicker acrylic paint, metal hanger, Dazzle Snowflake stickers, silver gems, white and gold twine.






Snowflake Mini Shaker Shiplap Decor

Hello everyone and happy New Year!  Hope you had a wonderful New Years!  Jennifer here on the blog to share another project with you today!  If you haven't had a chance to create with the new Shiplap Shapes, you must try them!  I love that Clear Scraps offers small and large sizes in each shape!  For my project, I used the Small Circle and Small Square Shiplap Shapes. And I'm going to show you the techniques I used!  


Using a light blue chalk paint, I added a light coat to each of my Shiplap Shapes. I did not worry about having complete coverage and allowed the wood to show through. 


Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle to rub wax across the surface of the wood. The rule is the more wax, the more distressed your end result will be. 


I then applied white paint in small sections. Before allowing it to dry, I would scrape in one direction as shown.  


Keep repeating until your entire Shiplap Shape is covered. 


I set my Shiplap Shapes aside to dry and went to work on my Snowflake Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame as well as the edges of the middle two frames and the chipboard base. 


Using my circle punch, I  added a patterned paper to the center of my shaker adhering with Beacon Adhesive.  I then affixed my two center frames as shown. 


Next, I added chunky glitter and glitter to the center of my shaker.  


I then added the acrylic overlay and top frame; all using my Beacon Adhesive. 


I then went on to assemble my Shiplap Wall Hanging.  I layered patterned paper under my photo as well as added a coordinating chipboard frame.  




Using my hole punch, I threaded ribbon through the two Shiplap Shapes to connect them.  I did not have ribbon that was an exact match so I took white seam binding and used spray ink to color. 


I added my Snowflake Mini Shaker to the bottom Square Shiplap Shape using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, brads, stickers, die cut shapes, chipboard frame:  Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesives; sequins: Recollections; circle punch: Fiskars; ribbon: SnugHug; spray ink: Studio Calico; misc:  tealight candle, scraper

Christmas Sparkle Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here and I'm happy to be on the Clear Scraps blog sharing my Christmas Home Decor project using several Clear Scraps products. I enjoy decorating for the holidays. How about you? 

Today's project we will be using Clear Scraps Wood Deco album Click here and Clear Scraps Wood Holiday Collection Shapes Click here


The papers I chose are from Frank Garcia's Christmas Sparkle collection! But any Christmas papers you already have will work just fine! 

To begin, we will only be using one of the Deco album pieces (the one with the tab) for our project base. You can save the other pages for a future project or album.  I am applying Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs on all my papers as well as my wood pieces. 

Taking some Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint I applied about 1" border around my wood base piece. Set aside to dry. 


After your wood base has dried, I cut a patterned paper measuring 10 & 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches, inked the edges leaving about a 1/4inch white border all around the edges. 

Now take your 3 Wood shapes out of the package. I chose 3 coordinating papers to use to cover my wood shapes. 

Snowflake Shape: I took applied some light blue ink to all edges of my Snowflake. Then sprinkled some Sara Davies Winter Wonderland Sparkling Snowflake embossing power over the top. And shake off any excess embossing powder. The heat emboss using a heat tool. For the inside of my Snowflake, using a scalloped diecut I cut out the center of my Snowflake. Inked the edges and glued my paper to the center using Beacon glue. Here's a photo:


Christmas tree shape: I applied some copper ink and gold embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess embossing powder and heat embossing with your heat tool.


Then I traced around my shape onto my patterned paper. Cut out, glued my paper down and trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Here's a photo:


Ornament Shape: I covered the top of my Ornament with some silver glitter paper. Then traced around my shape onto another patterned paper. I chose this cute Santa paper. I think he's adorable! 

Now the fun of decorating your wood shapes! For the tree, I applied some Dazzle sticker stars and fussy cut this lovely angel girl and adhered her onto the right side of my tree using foam dots. I applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on her hat and coat to add some Sparkle! Here's a closeup!


For the Ornament shape I glued a silver white tassel on the tip of Santa's hat. Fussy cut a Christmas Sparkle sentiment and adhered to the top of my Santa image creating a ripple effect. Then some Stickles glitter Stardust on his beard and fur on his hat! Here's a closeup!


Snowflake Shape I applied one of the chipboard sticker shapes in the center of my Snowflake. Then adhered some light blue crystals on the spheres of my Snowflake. Here's a closeup!


To finish this project, I applied some foam tape to the back of each shape before adhering to my wood base. This adds dimension.Then I took some iridescent tinsel and glued a piece along the top edge of my wood base. To cover the 3 holes at the top,  I applied 3 chipboard sticker hearts over the holes. You can add a hanger with ribbon or attach some metal brackets on the backside as I chose to do. Now you have a Christmas handmade keepsake to enjoy for many years to come!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to create one of your own. We'd love to see your creations! So please share with us on our Clear Scraps Creative page. 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft needs. We always have something to spark the creativity inside of you! 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint, scoring tool, Beacon glue, Stickles glitter Stardust and Diamond, pompom, fussy cut scissors, light blue gems, foam dots, embossing powder in gold, Sara Davies Winter Wonderland Sparkling Snowflake embossing power, silver glitter cardstock, Frank Garcia's Christmas Sparkle collection, Dazzle sticker stars, iridescent tinsel.

Rejoice! Christmas Decor


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

Jesus is the reason for the season, so how about creating some Christmas decor to celebrate his birth!

I combined several Clear Scraps products to create this decor piece...


I started with one of the 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles that come 3 to a pack. Then I separated the Angel Mini Shaker and used the 3 outline pieces for the 3 angels. I used one of Clear Scraps larger stencils for the title, 3 X 12 Rejoice. And for a little texture, I used the Lace Doily Border Stencil for the angel wings. 

I started by creating a night sky background using several shades of blue watercolor powders including a metallic. I sprinkled them on the wood, then spritzed it with water. Once the wood was dry, I added some "stars" using a splatter tool and white pearl paint..


For the angels, I used tone on tone printed papers as a base. I drew a eyes, nose and mouth with a fine black pen on peach paper for the face, cut a dress from some blue paper, and then used white pearl stencil paste to add a design to some cream paper for the wings. I painted the chipboard pieces using a silver metallic pen. Once everything was dry, I assembled the pieces. I traced around the separate parts then cut slightly inside the lines and adhered them to the back of the angels. I added halos using gold mini garland and a poinsettia for trim...


For the title, I used gold texture paste and the Rejoice stencil on red printed paper. Once the stencil paste was dry, I used a white gel pen to outline and define the letters to make them stand out...


I printed the bible verse out on vellum to add under the title.

All the pieces were then adhered to the background.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.


Clear Scraps: 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles, Angel Mini Shaker, 3 X 12 Rejoice and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, TCW: Gold and White Pearl Texture Butter, Color Burst Blue and Metallic Blue, White Pearl Paint, Fine Black Pen, White Gel Pen, Silver Metallic Pen, Gold Mini Garland, Mini Poinsettias, Printed Papers and Vellum 

Christmas Lightbulb 3D Frameable

Merry (almost) Christmas, everyone!  Are you finishing up any last minute shopping or gift wrapping in these final days?  I want you to consider a handmade gift for those hard-to-shop for recipients.  The Clear Scraps products make the best gifts and can be personalized for any season.


Today I'm sharing an easy frame that will mean a lot to your friends or family, and requires only a few basic supplies.  It's also very quick to assemble, but very meaningful to give.  I'm starting with the Base and Deco Frame for this project.  The frame is traced onto a red plaid paper then cut out.  I glue this on to the frame edge and then the entire frame on to the backing.  Set this aside.


Next, I traced the base of the frame in 2 different papers, one plaid and one in red.  These are glued on with tacky glue and also glued together.  I would also recommend using a hodge podge and filing the edges of the paper first for a longer lasting frame.


I've chosen the Christmas Tree Word N Shape set for decorating this frame.  These sets compliment the 3D Frameable products and are interchangeable with your other sets!  I've painted the word Christmas in white, then added some red speckles by spraying paint on with a toothbrush.


Next up, I took the Christmas tree and added the same plaid paper as the base to the front.  In addition, I'm adding some fun mini lights by wrapping it around the tree and tucking the on/off switch behind the frame.  This is SUPER fun!  This light set is from Tim Holtz, but you can find these online as well.


Now for a final flair, I've die cut several lightbulb shapes in card stock and strung them on some festive twine.  These are then glued around the edge of the frame in an alternating pattern.  I love this look - what color of Christmas lights do you normally use for your tree?


In this case, my picture is glued in to the middle of my frame; however, if you intend on changing it out down the road, I recommend not gluing the frame on at the top so you can easily slide the picture in and out.


This frame is ready for display!  If you store your frames year after year, I highly recommend spraying your pieces with a light sealer first.  Who would you give this frame to this season?  

Thank you so much for being a Clear Scraps friend - happy holidays, and see you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints, assorted card stock and plaid papers, twine, tacky glue, hodge podge, paint sealer, miniature light set


Joy Mini Shiplap Cutting Board


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

Clear Scraps has lots of products to help you make some special creations for the holidays. Their new Shiplap Shapes are perfect to use and the Small sizes are great to use for gifting, decor, or even to use as a gift tag for an extra large package. 

I used the Small Cutting Board Shiplap Shape...

to make this cute little piece...


I used the Joy Mini Shaker to embellish it. 

I started by painting the cutting board with a soft ivory paint.

I used a bright red to paint the "J" and "Y" on the shaker and one of the "O" shaker pieces. I painted the inside of the "O" on the base using the same ivory paint as I used on the cutting board.

When all the paint was dry, I assembled the shaker. I added large gold glitter, silver beads and silver sequins before sealing the shaker up. Don't forget to remove the film from BOTH sides of the acrylic piece; it should be crystal clear once the films have been removed.

I adhered the shaker to the cutting board...


Then added some pine and berry trim and a gold bow to the handle and some gold trim below the shaker...


Small pieces like this are nice to use to embellish small spaces or to jazz up a bookcase or shelf. Or write "to" and "from" on the back and use as an extra special gift tag. The lucky recipient will be able to use the tag as a decor piece next year.

If you like this project but would like to make a bigger decor piece, use the Large size, which is approximately 14" long and add one of the XL Script Wood Words or one of the larger stencils.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!

Clear Scraps: Small Cutting Board Shiplap Shape and Joy Mini Shaker

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Cream Paint, Silve Sequins, Large Gold Glitter, Silver Beads, Pine and Berries and Gold Ribbon and Gold Trim

Scallop Frame Memories

 Howdy crafty friends, it's Sandy Diller here, if you are looking for a fast and easy way to save a favorite memory then this is for you.  I began by painting the Base with Scallop Frame and then added some lovely poinsettia flowers.


I created my own Poinsettias from a die using cardstock and ink but if this is not something you have, it can easily be made by using silk flowers.

Simply paint and decorate for a lasting memory or give as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by,


Believe Large Square Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a Christmas home decor project I created using one of the fun Shiplap Shapes!  I love creating my own DIY projects for my home or to give as gifts! Clear Scraps has so many products to choose from!  For today's post, I used the Large Square Shiplap Shape and I'm going to show you the techniques I used!  


I began by applying a coat of chalk paint in green to the front of my Shiplap Shape.  I did not worry about full coverage or it being perfect.  After my paint was dry, I used sanding paper to distress the edges as well as the front of the shape.  


Taking the Believe XL Script Wood Word and Christmas Tree Mini DIY Pallet Shape, I painted each with chalk paint in off white.  Again I did not worry about my coverage being perfect as I wanted a distressed look. 


On my Tree Mini Pallet, I added a strip of patterned paper to the center slat by measuring and cutting the edges.  I applied the paper with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I set aside my tree to work on my "wreath".  I used a cut file on my Silhouette with different patterns to create a circle wreath around the Shiplap.  I applied my pieces using the Beacon Adhesive. 


Once I was happy with my placement, I used my hot glue gun to apply the Believe Script Word as shown.  I added a couple weights to the ends while my glue was drying to ensure it was secure.


I added some jute and strips of buffalo plaid ribbon to the front of my tree as well as some enamel dots and chipboard stickers. I affixed the Tree with my hot glue gun.  


I gathered some buffalo plaid ribbon and added a floral piece  and affixed with hot glue. 


With my circle punches, I added different patterns around my wreath as well as additional enamel dots.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to create your own DIY project with a Clear Scraps Shiplap Shape!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, stickers, chipboard stickers:  Carta Bella;  paint:  FolkArt;  adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, hot glue gun;  punches: EK Success, We R Memory Keepers; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc:  jute, ribbon, floral piece, cut file, sanding paper. 

Countdown To Christmas

Hey it’s Tmika here with a quick project share. I get so giddy (like a kid in a candy store),  about Christmas!! It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year!! So, of course I had to countdown in STYLE!!  I saw this Advent Calendar Kit and knew that it would be a great statement piece. 

 I spray painted the numbers and words with one coat of gold metallic spray paint.


I sprayed the holly leaves with a pretty minty color. I used Feelin Merry paper collection from my stash to individually cover the tags. I went over the edges with an emory board to clean the cuts.

I covered the base and the frame with pink cardstock and glitter mesh. I then lined the bottom with Pom-Pom trim and trimmed the edges with gold string. 

I absolutely LOVE how this came out - AND-  it is timeless. I can pull it out - and count down - year after year. Is this something you do or would try?? 
I hope you have enjoyed what I created! Until next time…

Virtual Hugs, 


Square Reindeer Shiplap Decoration

Rudolph, with your nose so bright...won't you guide my sleigh tonight?  Hi everyone, it's Maureen with you today!  I wanted to share a fun project that you can paint with minimal supplies, and then use to decorate your home or Christmas tree this season.  I've created a reindeer using the Clear Scraps Small Square Shiplap Shape!


I've noticed a trend of square and circle shapes being transformed into other characters on Pinterest, and decided I wanted to give it a try.  I'm starting with painting the wood shape in a peach color on the base.  I've used acrylic paints for this project.


Next, I'm adding a ginger colored brown to the top, painting from the top in a V-shape.  I like to sand my wood in between and add a second coat.  If you're hanging this as an ornament, I recommend painting the back also.


Now I've chosen the Holly Chipboard Shape to become the antlers for my deer.  These are the perfect shape!  I simply cut the chipboard apart so that one leaf remains for each antler.  These are painted in a dark brown.  Save a red berry aside and paint it red.  This will become the nose.


Glue the antlers to the back of the square shape along with a ribbon if you'll be hanging your deer as an ornament.  You will also add the red nose to the front.  I'm using a tacky glue - any wood glue will do as well. Next, add a small sponged cheek on each side with some red Distress ink.


Down the v-shape of the nose, take the end of a paintbrush and dip it in white paint and then add several dots.  These will look like markings on the deer's head!  To draw the eyes, don't worry about a paint.  Use a permanent marker instead! You can also add a dot and small highlight to the nose as well.  A final touch is also to add some gold glitter too.


Once your project is relatively dry, feel free to spray it with a sealer if you'd like to make sure your project lasts year after year.  From there, I added an assortment of poinsettia and button embellishments to the top of the square.  This looks like the crown of my reindeer!


Where would you display this cute project?  I've hung mine on a tree, but a tiered tray or easel would also be a great place for this as well.  Are there other characters you could imagine for this project?  I know - maybe a unicorn!!

I hope you enjoyed this project today - see below for a list of supplies and thanks for joining me today!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints in peach, brown, dark brown, white and red; permanent marker; tacky glue; ribbon; floral embellishments; gold Stickles glitter; red Distress ink and sponge


Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--Vintage Christmas Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for creating your own Christmas home decor using the Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes!  I've started this project with the Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large

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The cutting board was painted with white acrylic paint and then left to dry.  Next I took the Clear Scraps 5x9 Plaid Stencil and used a red acrylic paint with a bit of pink mixed in to color match and stenciled onto white cardstock.  Once dry I matted this strip onto a piece of black cardstock to make it pop a bit, then glued onto the bottom of the cutting board.  I fussy cut out some pretty embellishment pieces and added those using some foam tape to create dimension. 

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The Clear Scraps Christmas Chipboard Word Title was painted red, then coated with glitter glue.  The pretty ornaments are from Clear Scraps too!  They are one of their chipboard embellishments.  These are called the Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments.  They remind me of old vintage Christmas ornaments.  They were painted and I added a coat of glitter glue to these as well.  I then went around the wreath (that was also fussy cut and glued onto the cutting board shape) and added touches here and there of glitter glue. 

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If you haven't perused the Clear Scraps Store to see all of the great options  you are missing some amazing crafty goodness!  You can create something for about every holiday or special occasion you can think of with all the options available!  You can find all the Shiplap Shapes HERE---and remember they come in small, medium and large!  The same goes for the Chipboard Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles.  You can find so many fun embellishments that you can customize to YOUR project!  That's my favorite thing about them!

Well thanks for stopping by today!  Come back soon for more inspiration!

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large5x9 Plaid Stencil, Christmas Chipboard Word Title, Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Red, white and pink acrylic paint.  Mintay Merry Little Christmas collection, tulle, twine, stardust gliter glue, foam tape, glue.