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

Bizzy the Bee Gnome Decor

Little gnomes, little gnomes...everywhere I turn!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today - how did the gnome trend get to be so popular?  Is it their short little bodies, or their cute little faces?  I admit I have also jumped on the bandwagon and am starting to be a regular gnome lover.


Perhaps it's because you can dress them up as practically anything!  And that is what we are doing in this project - I've got a cute idea to turn the Clear Scraps Medium Gnome #1 into a bumble bee.  I've actually named him - Bizzy the Bee!


The little curl in this gnome's hat is undeniably cute.  I've started with the hat, in fact.  I've traced 2 copies on to both yellow and black paper and then cut out the shapes.  I did the same with the gnome's body.


Next, I took a scissors and cut the hat apart in stripes (the body too).  When I eliminate every other piece, these pieces become the stripes of both the hat and body parts.


Before gluing these on, I took a sponge and some black ink and sponged the sides of the yellow stripes for dimension.  These really make the design pop on your gnome!


I've assembled the hat and body, and then I used tacky glue to adhere the yellow paper stripes on my gnome.  This is the point you will want to coat the top with a thin layer of decoupage, if you are hoping to seal it on your shapes.

Next up is the antenna.  For this, I'm taking black floral wire and wrapping it around a paint brush handle.  I'm poking a hole in a white pom pom and using a bit of tacky glue to stick them on the ends.  Let these dry completely.


When the antenna is ready, I've taped and glued them to the bottom gnome piece.  I'm using tacky glue because it really holds well on the wood.  Glue the striped hat on top.  One tip:  I used clothespin clips to hold the top hat to the bottom piece while it dries.  Otherwise the hat gets pushed up by the wire underneath.


Okay, this part excites me - have you seen the newest mixer stencils??  The Wave Mixer Stencil is PERFECT for creating the hairy beard look.  First, coat the beard piece in white acrylic paint, then lay the stencil over the beard.  Use a VERY dry brush of gray paint, and brush it back and forth, moving the stencil as you go.  It's super cute!!


My final addition to my gnome is to add the Bee Mini Shaker piece along with his nose and hands, painted in peach paint.  For the shaker, I used the bottom base and added yellow polka dot paper.  The top layer is just one of the chipboard layers painted black.


Final embellishments are up to you.  Here I've added a rosette and his name in paper for the hat, a bow to the bee and some white gel pen details in spots all over the gnome.


I love this little guy...and his sunny disposition!  I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Additional products you need are below.  I'll "bee" seeing you soon!


Additional supplies:  yellow, black and printed papers, acrylic paints, floral wire, pom poms, white and black detail pens, ribbon


Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the new Shiplap Shapes that were recently released!  How adorable are these home decor pieces?  I used the Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape to create a fun door hanger and I'm going to show you my techniques. 


I began by painting the middle of my Shiplap Shape with chalk paint in off white. I did not worry so much about having perfect borders but did ensure there was adequate coverage.  


Once my paint was dry, I added two strips of painters tape as shown.  I tried to space my tape evenly apart (but it does not have to be perfect). 


Next, I used chalk paint in black to cover the outside edges of my Shiplap Shape. I found adding two coats of the paint covered the wood nicely. 


Using my Silhouette and a fun font, I cut out a sentiment on black vinyl.   Once I  finished weeding my letters, I used transfer tape to apply the sentiment to my wood.  


Here is a close up of the finished sentiment! 


For accent, I added ribbon, eucalyptus, and a button to the right ear of the Cow Head.  I  affixed all of the above using my hot glue gun.  I then added some thicker rope in order to hang my creation! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see everything that is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  paint:  FolkArt; vinyl, tranfer tape: Cricut: misc:  ribbon, eucalyptus, button, hot glue gun, painters tape. 

Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Baby Mine

Hello there everyone!  Laura is here with you today

to share a sweet little project using one of the newest

3D frameables from Clear Scraps!

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The great thing about the Frameables, is you can chose

the frame you want and the add on set you want.  You could

paint the base and frame a neutral color and change the add

on for whatever season or look you are going for at the time. 

Or you can do as I did here and create this as a piece that

will stay on a desk, in a nursery or part of home decor!

This project started with the Base with Deco Frame

Next up, choosing the insert piece set (you can find the

 choices HERE)--the Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

The base pieces, frame and word "baby" were painted

with acrylic paint (white, gray and green).  Edges of the

frame and base were brushed with white.  You can also

cover pieces with patterned paper as well.

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That is what I did here on the rocking horse.  I traced it

onto patterned paper, cut it out, glued it on.  I did go over

the edges with a sanding file to make sure they were

smooth with no extra paper.  This is always a great tip if

you don't want to stress about your fussy cutting skills!

I also brushed the edges after it was glued down with

white acrylic paint for a softer look.  A sticker and a

bow finished it off nicely.  It's also great to add a little

something to the "word" portion of the set to make

it pop a bit more.

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Just a white organza ribbon tied around with a sticker.

It's a simple, but cute touch!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

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

Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

Other:  Acrylic paint-white, gray, green.  Ribbon,

 Carta Bella Baby Mine--paper, stickers, foam tape.

Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Bee-utiful Spring Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a quick and

easy project with one of Clear Scraps BRAND NEW Shiplap Shapes!

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How cute is this little Cutting Board Shiplap Shape?!!  The great

thing about these shapes is that the smaller versions are a GREAT

fit for the cute little tiered trays everyone loves to decorate!  This

 shape and several others are are available in the store now! 

There are some great options for all of your project ideas, and

also some are in the larger version!  Make sure to check out

the "what's new" section in the Clear Scraps store right HERE!

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Such a cute addition to spring/Easter decor in this display!  And

very easy to create this project.  The base Shiplap Shape was

painted using gray and white acrylic paint brushed lightly onto

the surface. A little of the wood was left to peek through to give

it a lot of texture.  To give the handle on the board a little pizazz,

one of the new Clear Scraps Stencils to the rescue!

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The 5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil has a great "stripe" stencil as one

of the two in one choices on these stencils.  A little white acrylic

paint was dabbed onto the handle through the stencil to create

the stripes.  With these new stencils, love you can get double the

creativity from one stencil!  If you'd like to see all of the options

available of these versatile stencils,  you can find them in the

"what's new" section of the Clear Scraps store as well!   Pop over

to visit and check out all the newness!

The project was completed with a few pieces of ephemera,

a little foam tape, a cute bow and it was ready to use in my decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Small

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, gray, ribbon, twine,

Simple Stories Full Bloom Bits & Pieces, foam tape.

3D Frameable Vacation

Hello and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here to share one of the new 3D Frameable themes!  If you haven't had a chance to play with these you need to! You can mix and match Word N Shapes with the three different wood frames.  For today's project, I used the Vacation-Palm Tree Word N Shape paired with the Square Frame.  This is perfect to display a favorite trip photo or for an upcoming summer vacation! 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I covered the Square Frame and smaller oval of the base with patterned paper.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife with a healing mat.  I  then smoothed edges using a sanding tool. 


I  then painted the larger oval of the base with chalk paint in light blue. Any type of paint will work with the birch wood but I do love using chalk paint as it dries quickly and has a classy look. 


I again used my Beacon adhesive to adhere the square frame to the base as shown. I find it helpful to use clips to hold the two pieces together while my adhesive dries to ensure a good seal. 


Next, I went to work on my Word N Shape pieces.  Using a blending brush, I applied Distress Oxide Ink to the bottom 2/3rds of my word.


I then applied embossing ink to the top third of the wood word followed by using pink glitter embossing powder. I set the powder using a heat tool. 


For my Palm Tree, I again used blending brushes with Distress Oxide Inks to color the trunk and fronds of the tree.  


I wanted to add some sparkle to the top of my Palm Tree so I used green glitter embossing powder; I love how it turned out! 


Here are close ups of my different elements! You can rearrange them to fit whatever theme or holiday you are wanting!  




Thanks 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:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ribbon: May Arts; Distress Oxide ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, Ranger; paint: FolkArt; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat, heat tool. 

Hoppy Easter 3D Frameables

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Today I'm sharing a home decor project using Clear Scraps new 3D Frameables!  For this project we'll be using Clear Scraps Base and  square frame Click Here   along with Word and shape Hoppy/Bunny Click Here 


The papers I chose to decorate my 3D Frameable are from Echo Park, My favorite Easter collection. But any paper collection you have on hand will work just fine. 

To begin I chose 2 coordinating papers to decorate the 2 bottom bases. Trace around each base with a pencil. Cut out and glue your paper to each wood base. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. After your glue sets, trim around the edge of each base, using an xacto knife including the 3 slots on top of each base. Distress around the edges using Clear Scraps sanding tool Click Here  till smooth. Distress the inside slots too.  Then glue both bases together lining up the slots. Set aside to dry.


Next take your Hoppy wood words and cover front and sides using a light pink acrylic paint. Once dry I added several enamel dots to my Hoppy words. 

For my bunny shape I traced onto a bunny pattered paper and glued, trimmed and distressed along the edges as we did previously. I glued one small pompom for his tail and layered acouple vellum flowers on his neck. Then added a small enamel dot for my flower center.

Take your square frame and trace onto another patterned paper. Repeat steps as before. Or you can add paint, stencil, glitter to your frame if you desire. I like to add a photo on the back of my frame. This is a great way to display a special photo memory to enjoy for years to come.


I decorated my frame adding foam dots to the back of my Easter sticker letters and adhered along the top of my frame. Then added acouple egg stickers to the left side of my frame. 

Now slide your pieces into the slots on your base and arrange as you desire. I glued some blue twine along the edge of my top base piece. 


Here are some closeups!



I hope you are inspired today and will start creating your own 3D Frameables! These make great gift ideas and come apart for easy shipping. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer! 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: pink acrylic paint, foam dots, Echo Park My favorite Easter collection, enamel dots, pompom, Beacon glue, paintbrush, sanding tool or distress tool, x-acto knife, vellum flower.

Bunny Kisses & Easter Wishes 3-D Frameable

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun Easter home decor project featuring one of the new 3-D Frameables in the store - the Base with Scallop Frame and Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny! I used a combination of patterned papers, washi tape, alcohol markers and the hubby's Dymo labeler from back in the day. Remember the Dymo labelers?! LOL! I'm not really laughing too hard because they are making a come-back... I've seen quite a few projects lately with those awesome funky vintage labels!


I started with the Base with Scallop Frame. I covered the smaller base piece with green and white gingham paper and the larger base piece with green wood-look paper, and adhered them together. I then covered the scallop frame with ombre purple wood-look paper and added four long strips of purple skinny washi tape. I printed the large Easter sentiment on white cardstock, colored the hearts and eggs with alcohol markers, and adhered it between the layers of the frame.

Next, I moved to the Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny. I covered the bunny with pink and white gingham paper and added mini wiggly eyes and a blue seam binding bow around her neck. I colored Hoppy with a yellow alcohol marker and added the Easter sentiment created with the Dymo labeler.


Here are a couple angled shots. These 3-D Frameables are super fun! If you've not played with any of them yet, why not?! A good time is guaranteed! ;)

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Scallop Frame
Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny

Other products used:
Patterned paper, digital Easter sentiment printed on white cardstock, alcohol markers, craft glue, brayer, skinny washi tape, wiggly eyes, label maker, blue seam binding

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,

Mini Album for the Coffee Lover!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album for that coffee lover in your life! This album was created with our Blank Wood Card and Mini Shaker Coffee Mug and it has lots of room for photos and journaling! This shaker is the coolest - it has three compartments for shaker bits! 


I started by painting both sides of the Blank Wood Card panels with Java chalk paint and lightly sanded the panels to expose the edges and corners for a little bit of a distressed look. I colored the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered pieces of three different patterns of Coffee Background ATCs from my stash to the chipboard back so they're visible through the apertures. Then, working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms. I added shaker blends to the three compartments, removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider, and adhered it. I removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider, adhered the top chipboard form, and adhered the shaker to the top of the mini album. I added two coffee bean brads (prongs removed) with distress collage medium to complete the front of the album. 


I cut four pages for the inside and punched holes in the tops. I created hole reinforcements using two circle punches, colored them with an alcohol marker, and adhered them to both sides of each page. Using a variety of cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, and brads, I decorated each page. The assembly is always the most fun to me! ;)

And here's a shot of the back after I added the rings and ribbon.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Mini Shaker Coffee Mug

Other products used:
Cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, brads, paint, alcohol markers, paper trimmers, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, shaker bits, binding rings, ribbon

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,

Congrats to the Graduate Frame

Be still my heart - my youngest son is graduating from high school!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today, and I was so excited to see my son's Senior pictures come in the mail.  I knew that the shots looked great, but they were even more so when they were printed!  I ordered several to make scrapbook pages and other crafts, but I wanted a special picture to put in a frame.  And I chose the Clear Scraps interchangeable 3D Base and Square Frame for this very shot!


I was also excited to see the newest options in the 3D Word-n-Shape categories...there's a new Congrats with Hat set that seemed to be made for this very occasion.  Yay!  I've started with a base coat of acrylic white paint on the word "congrats" first.  Then I got out my Distress inks and started shading a layer of gray, then black, in an ombre pattern going up the title.  I added a black acrylic paint sponged on the very top.


I wanted this display to look very masculine, since the shirt in the picture is very colorful.  So, I've chosen some simple black, gray and white patterned papers from my stash to allow the picture to stand out.  I've traced the bottom base shape on the back of a patterned paper, cut it out and then glued it on with a tacky glue.  I took a box cutter blade to the inner ridges.  The top piece is painted with an acrylic black paint.


To set out in decorating the front, I've traced the front frame piece and graduation hat in 2 other patterns of paper.  The frame middle is cut with a blade again too and glued to the front of the frame.  


The wood part of the frame then is mounted on the back panel with tacky glue, and I've taken care only to glue three sides down so I can slip the picture through the top.


For the graduation hat, I was going for a bit of dimension, so I mounted the top of the mortar board with some foam pieces first.


Did you know it's really easy to make a tassel?  I like to make these for lots of projects, so I took a red bakers twine, wrapped it around my fingers several times and cut off the end.  Next, I slipped another piece of twine between my fingers and tied the loops together.  The final step is to trim the loops off at the bottom - easy breezy!  Simply glue this tassel on to the hat wood piece with tacky glue, and a fun button embellishment to hold down the rope piece.


I also am using a really cute chipboard diploma from the Graduation Chipboard Embellishments set that I wanted to add - this was painted black, mounted on some printed paper and trimmed.  I found a red ribbon and embellishment to glue to the middle to make it look like it was wrapped in a ribbon.  And, then - don't forget the white gel details!


At the last minute, I added a red star behind the graduation hat to pull more of the school colors into the display.  It makes everything pop and will look really snazzy on a table display for a party later on.


Do you have any graduations to attend this year?  If so, I hope you'll consider this project as a gift or for decorating at a party.  This is such a fantastic way to display those great memories you want to share with others.  


My additional supplies are listed below - I hope you give this a try, and thanks for stopping by!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paint, tacky glue, Distress inks, patterned paper, red bakers twine, assorted embellishments, red ribbon, white gel pen, box cutter or sharp blade


Mason Jar Recipe Holder

 Hello - it's Sandy Diller here today with a project that is fun and useful.  I just love it when my crafting fun turns out to be something I can enjoy and use for a long time.  I used this Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape from Clear Scraps to create this recipe holder.  These would make great Christmas or Birthday gifts for the people in your life who enjoy cooking.


When you are not cooking this is great way to display your favorite photos.
To begin this project - trace around the Mason Jar and cut out.  Since this pallet shape has gaps between the wood slats I slid it together to add some edging.  


Adhere the edged paper to the pallet - I like to use dry adhesive for this so the paper does not buckle.
You could use double sided tape or as I did, my Xyron machine.
The shape of the lid was cut out of a metallic silver paper but gray could also be used.
Next the lid piece was crimped and edged with a darker gray color.


Twine was added.



I used strawberries and some small flowers to decorate my jar but you could use any dies that you happen to have in your stash. 


After all the berries and vines were colored I arranged them the way I liked and then added a clip to hold my recipe or photo.


Thank you for joining me and I hope that you have been inspired.
Until next time - happy crafting,

Springtime and Butterflies!

Hello Crafters!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a Springtime Home Decor project! I'm so ready for spring aren't you? Clear Scraps has so many fun products to choose from to decorate your home for spring.

For my project today we will be using several products from Clear Scraps, medium wood pallet, Deco,  Click Here  chipboard fancy butterflies, Click Here and spring/flower wood shapes Click Here 


The papers I chose are from Graphic 45 Nature's Notebook collection. 

To begin our project, I chose 3 different coordinating papers from the 8x8 paper pad. Traced around each section of my pallet, cut off at the bottom. Then glued each paper onto each section of my pallet using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I trimmed around all edges and using my Clear Scraps sanding stick, Click Here I distressed around all the edges. Then applied distress ink around all edges of my pallet. 


Next I took my wood flower and traced onto another coordinating paper. Glue paper to base of flower, trim with xacto knife and distress and ink around the edges. Take your wood Spring words and add some yellow acrylic paint to the surface and around all edges. Let dry. 

Fussy cut some of the butterflies and flowers from other papers in your paper pad. Ink edges. I took a scalloped die from my craft stash and diecut from another coordinating paper and set thede aside. 


Now cut apart one of your Clear Scraps fancy butterflies from the package. You can save the other butterfly for a future project. I took acrylic paint in brown and painted the butterfly body and antennas. Let dry. Then I applied glue onto the wings of my butterfly and sprinkled Fire opal and gold glitters onto the butterfly wings. Shake off any excess glitter and set aside to dry.


Take a foam mat and embossing tool, and rub in a circular motion in the center of each flower to create some lift  to your flower petals. 


Now we are ready to build our flower. I glued my scalloped piece with foam tape on the back and adhered in the center of my wood flower shape. Then added my two fussy cut flowers on top of each other. I applied foam tape on the back of my wood flower and adhered towards the top left side of my wood pallet.


I then arranged my other embellishments onto my wood pallet. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I adhered onto my pallet with Beacon glue. For my chipboard butterfly and spring wood words, I added some foam dots to the back before adhering onto my pallet. I added a crystal flower gem over the dotted "i" on my spring words. I glued my fussy cut butterflies onto my pallet and added a chipboard sticker sentiment in addition to crystals gems over the holes of my chipboard sentiment piece. 



To finish my design I glued some metal ornate corners to the top and bottom if my pallet. You can add a ribbon, tulle to hang your home decor piece or display on a stand. 


I hope I've inspired you today! And you will start creating your Springtime Home Decor projects! Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog!

Be sure to share your projects on our Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page. We love to see your crafty makes! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the new products available now! Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Graphics 45 Nature's Notebook collection, Graphic 45 ornate metals corners, sanding tool, scissors, foam tape and dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, sanding or distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Rusty Hinge, Martha Stewart glitters- Florentine Gold, Fire Opal, yellow acrylic paint, trimmer, foam mat, small embossing tool, crystal and flower gems. 





Who Doesn't Love A Beach Vacation?!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vacation-themed project featuring our Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Vacation-Palm Tree! We have some new themed Word n Shape products in the store that coordinate with the Frameables bases and frames, and I was thrilled to have been asked to create with one of these new ones! So I asked myself 'Who doesn't love a vacation on the beach?!' With Spring on the way, it's not too early to start planning... or at least dreaming, lol! 


I started by covering the small oval base piece with aqua cardstock and the large oval base piece with teal cardstock, and then adhered them together. I colored the palm tree and the Vacation word with alcohol markers. I left the frame untouched because I thought the raw wood color coordinated nicely with the beach scene. I printed the digital beach scene image on white cardstock, fussy cut the umbrella and trimmed the portion with the chairs which I sandwiched between the frame pieces. I adhered the umbrella on three layers of heavyweight cardstock and adhered it to the frame lining up the pole. I die cut letters from the aqua and teal cardstock and offset the teal ones beneath the aqua ones prior to adhering them to the top of the image. The finishing touches were adding the seashell brads (prongs removed) on the bottom right corner of the frame with collage medium and pearl bling strips around the larger oval portion of the base.


Here are a couple more angled shots. The darker colors really pop on the lighter colors for some great contrast!

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Vacation-Palm Tree

Other products used:
Cardstock, digital beach image, alcohol markers, dies, glue and collage medium, brayer, die cutting machine, brads and pearls

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,

GnomeBunny Like You

It's Sandy Diller here today to share a fun little Easter project with you that I hope will bring a smile to your face.  This adorable Medium Wood Gnome 2 is from Clear Scraps and all I did was add some cute paper, bunny ears and some Easter eggs.  I hope you like it. Our little friend has been on a successful Easter Egg Hunt.

I began with the beard - since I am using textured paper I flipped the beard piece over and then traced and cut it out.

Before adding the beard to the Gnome, I used an embossing folder to add texture.  This folder is actually a wave pattern turned upside down.


Next I selected some paper and then used my Xyron machine to make it sticky, you could also use glue or double sided tape.  I covered the wood pieces with the paper and then sanded the edges.  I used some ink to add color to the edges and give it highlights.

Next came the ears - these were made using my electronic die cutter but they can be easily made by drawing the shape on white paper and cut our using scissors. The ears are are 5.5" tall and at the widest point they measure 1.25".


To make this little guy 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.



The two base pieces were stacked together lining up the openings.


Just for fun the flower from the Word n Shape Friends-Flower was added.



For the finishing touches the hands and nose were covered with paper and some colorful Easter Eggs were added.

Thanks for joining me today,




Baby 3D Frameable

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new 3D Frameable themes that were recently released! I  used the Baby-Rocking Horse Word N Shape paired with the Deco Frame to show off an adorable photo of my nephew when he was little!   The 3D Frameables are simple to assemble and you can mix and match themes with different frames!  


For my base, I used chalk paint in light blue for the larger oval.  I then applied patterned paper to my smaller oval using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  then cut away excess paper with scissors and used an x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth edges.  I again used my Beacon to glue to the two pieces together. 


For the Deco Frame, I applied patterned paper to the front of the frame with my Beacon Adhesive. I again used an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  I  trimmed my photo to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and adhered to the back of the frame before adhering to the frame base.  I used the same light blue chalk paint around the edges of my frame.  Last, I added smaller sticker embellishments to accent. 


For my Word N Shape, I painted lower half of the Baby with the light blue chalk paint (not worrying about my lines being perfect).  Next, I  applied white acrylic paint to the top portion of my word.  Once my paint was dry, I blended yellow Distress Oxide Ink into the white paint (again, not worry about it being perfect). I then added small stickers for accent. 


For the Rocking Horse, I covered it with patterned paper and added a coordinating ribbon and a black enamel dot for an eye.  


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers:  Echo Park Paper; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; ribbon: May Arts; enamel dot: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon; misc: button, x-acto knife, sanding tool











Let's Celebrate Pallet Board and Shakers

We are well on our way through this new year and the birthdays, holidays and celebrations are passing by.  Does it ever feel like you just put out decorations for one event, only to take them down right away?  Hi, it's Maureen today and I have a solution to share with you -  this adorable year-round sign.  It will allow you to switch out decorations for the next holiday or event you're celebrating in a snap!  Let's see how it's done.


I've started with the Square Medium DIY Pallet.  These are great for overall home decor and can be hung on a wall or propped up with an easel, or on a shelf.  I've base coated the pallet with an acrylic white paint, then sanded the first layer down for smoothness.


My second layer is another coat of white on the top and bottom panels, and a lime green coat in the middle.  I've done a second coat of this one as well.


Now, I was trying to decide what colors go with various holidays during the year and I decided on a bright red, sky blue and orange paint.  I figured those colors would suit most any event, and would look a bit like confetti!  I'm taking each color and dipping the end of a paint brush handle in to the paint, then adding a dot across the middle panel of the pallet.  I've gone back and done a second coat of each of these also, as well as add smaller white dots too.


While my pallet dried, I picked out a few mini shaker embellishments that I will need this Spring.  For this project I'll show you the Cupcake Mini Shaker and the Easter Egg Mini Shaker.  


I also did one for St. Patrick's Day a couple weeks ago too - with the Shamrock Mini Shaker.  You should check out all the new additions this Spring to choose from!  It was hard to pick just a few.


Both shakers start with painting the top panel in a festive color of your choice.  The base panel is traced onto a few patterned paper designs as well.  To assemble, I've glued on the several layers to the base panel, and then chosen from a selection of sequins and beads at home to fill the middles.  One of the sequin mixes I used was the Lovely Sequin mix for the Easter egg.

Next, glue on your acrylic plate - and make sure to remove the film before you do!  I used a tacky glue for this. I glued on my painted top panels and also added some floral embellishments and ribbon to the shakers..


I've also applied the words "Let's Celebrate" to the 2 white areas of my board with a vinyl lettering.  This font was from the Cricut Design Space but any font (or die cut letter) would work for this.  It's a fun way to instantly dress up a wood sign - follow your instructions for your electronic cutting machine, as necessary.


To get the mini shakers to adhere to the board, I've cut several strips of magnet sheets and glued them to the back of the shakers as well as the middle of my square pallet.  Make sure the magnets line up with each other before you glue.


You could create an entire year of celebrations and save yourself on decorating with this one board idea.  What other shakers would you choose for the Summer or Fall?  I'm really excited to keep creating new items for this board.  I hope you've enjoyed the project today!  Below is a list of a few items you'd want to have ready to create one yourself.  Thanks for celebrating with me today!


Additional supplies:  adhesive vinyl and cutting tool or machine, acrylic paints, magnet sheets, various embellishments, shaker bits and sequins, ribbon, tacky glue, red pom pom