Hello Spring Pallet

Hola! Tami here to share another project with you.

Are you ready for Spring? Better be ‘cause it’s here! March 19 was the first day of Spring this year.

To celebrate the coming of Spring I'd like to show you how to create a decor piece using Clear Scraps Medium Square Pallet Shape and 2 of their stencils; Hello Spring and Doily Mat.


I whitewashed the pallet, lightly sanded it, then added portions of the Doily Mat stencil to different parts of the pallet using white paint. Gel pens were used to add the design. 

When you look at a stencil, think about how you can use the parts differently. You can also flip some stencils over to change the direction of the design. For this project, I layered the flowers individually to create my designs.

Here is a short video that shows you how I made the sample piece.


My gel pens worked beautifully on the wood, but I would suggest that you try yours out on the back of the pallet. You could also use markers or ink to apply the designs. But make sure whatever product you are using will not bleed with the wood grain.


Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet Shape, Hello Spring and Doily Mat

Other: DecoArt: Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Kingart Glitter Gel Pens and Rhinestones

Tools: Paint Brush, Stencil Brush and File


Clear Scraps Wooden Puzzle -- Hello Spring

Hello everyone and happy Spring!

Laura here today to share a springtime project

created using the new Clear Scraps Wooden Puzzle!

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Actually, it's SO new, we don't even have it listed in the store

yet!  But it's coming soon, so keep an eye out!  These puzzles

will become one of your favorites for making all kinds of projects

for home decor, gifts, or memory keeping!  Find all the new in

the Clear Scraps store, in the "What's New" section.

Make sure to check in often!  It's the best place to see all

the new shakers, chipboard, and so much more!  Always

fun to see all the new ideas to make your scrapbooking,

album making, and home decor projects come to life!

Well, back to this bright, cheerful, burst of spring project!

Another great wooden item you can paint, cover with

paper, or do whatever you'd like!

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On this one, I covered each piece individually with

paper, then brushed the edges with acrylic paint.  Ink

was a little more subtle than I wanted.   I wanted it to

be bright and cheerful since it was a springtime project.

Then, super easy, I basically created a cute card front!

Just layered up a little paper and a few stickers, and

attached to one of the puzzle pieces.

The next piece was covered with pretty bright flower

patterned paper, and in addition to the stickers.

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Look at the sweet little bunny!  New, new, new!

The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Bunny!

The frame is painted with white acrylic paint,

I traced the bunny onto colorful floral paper to

use as the backing, and added a few little beads

and sequins.  A button, bow, and springtime

sticker finish off this super cute shaker!

The other 2 puzzle pieces were decorated also,

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using more of the bright colorful stickers, papers,

and also a few enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps - Wooden Puzzle, Mini Bunny Shaker.

Other:  Doodlebug Simply Spring, green and white

acrylic paint, adhesive, enamel dots, twine, button, ribbon.

Mason Jar Banner

May Flowers Mason Jar Banner by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this bright and cheery mason jar banner perfect for spring decorating.  With three jars in this wood shape set, you can use it alone or buy multiples to spell out any name or phrase in the form of a banner or wall hanging.  I've been yearning for spring, so I thought I'd use my banner to wish for May flowers.

May Flowers Mason Jar Banner by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Painting

I started by sanding each jar shape with a sanding block, and then applied metallic champagne acrylic paint to the surface.  Once dry, I sanded the pieces again and applied a second coat of paint for a smooth, even finish.

May Flowers Mason Jar Banner by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling

Once the shapes were completely dry, I secured the capital letter stencils to each one with painters tape.  Then I applied teal glitter paste through the stencil with a palette knife, removed the stencil immediately when done to wash in soapy water, and allowed it to dry for at least an hour.

May Flowers Mason Jar Banner by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Add silk flower bunches to the back of the jars with hot glue and then tie a bow with pretty ribbon around the neck of the jar to secure the flowers even more.  Punch holes on either side of the neck with a heavy duty hole puncher and string the shapes together using rustic twine.  Hang the banner on any wall to instantly cheer up the room!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy springtime banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you use the new triple wood shape sets to decorate your home?

~ Annie

Additional products used: metallic champagne acrylic paint, sanding block, foam paintbrush, painters tape, teal glitter paste, palette knife, silk flower bunches, hot glue gun, white organza ribbon, heavy duty hole puncher, rustic twine, 

Love Grows Wild

Happy Thursday Clear Scraps family. Leah here with you today sharing this cute spring home decor sign, and I couldn't resist using this chipboard Vintage LG Truck on the Rectangle Medium Wood Pallet.


I had started off painting this truck a bright fire-engine red, but it didn't work with this paper I wanted to use, so I ended up painting it this non-traditional pink, which makes me SO HAPPY. It sings spring to me!


I've been with Clear Scraps over 6 years now, so have quite the stash, and included in it are these awesome acrylic flower embellishments.


I ended up staining them with Alcohol ink and adding perfect pearls to create texture. I then just layered looooots of flowers behind the truck!


I love how bright and happy this home decor piece is. I think it will work as a wreath on the front door or right inside the entry way!

I just want to take a minute and Thank Susan and Jim for allowing me to be a part of the Clear Scraps family for so long. I love their products and have believed in them since day one when I started on the Design Team. I will miss making projects and sharing them with you, but will always love and support this company. <3


Leah Crowe


DIY Spring Wood Pallet Sign


Hello everyone! Helen is here today. March is here and that means Spring is coming, too! It is time for a new home decor. 

I made this new Spring Wood Pallet Sign using the new Wagon Large Chipboard Embellishment and Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape.


To decorate the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I measured the size of each pallet and then I trimmed a 12x12 scrapbook paper with paper trimmer into paper strips. Or you also can simply trace the wood pallet on top of the 12x12 scrapbook paper and cut with scissors.

I added each paper strip on the wood pallet with Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue. If you don’t have this glue, make sure you use permament strong adhesive glue that works on wood surface.


Next step is decorating the Wagon Large Chipboard Embellishment. I used heat embossing technique on this chipboard embellishment. It is easy and give some texture on the wagon, it looks like a painted wood wagon.

I applied the VersaMark ink all over the wagon chipboard surface.


And then, I sprinkled the white opaque glitter embossing powder (I have a bottle that I mixed the white embossing powder and iridecent glitter embossing powder). I cover the whole surface.


And then, carefully I used my craft heater gun to heat set the embossing powder. Please, make sure your craft heater gun is warm enough to melt the powder, better pre-heat it for 15-30 seconds before. If not, you will blow some of the powder off when you go over the chipboard when it is still cool.

I did this embossing step three times to get the thickness that I wanted on the wagon and for the wheels I decided to use the black glitter embossing powder for the second and third layer.

When the embossing step is done, I adde the chipboard on top of the wood pallet with the Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue, and I held it down for a minute to make sure the glue dried well. I added a diecut flowers and leaves on the wagon to embellish it.

For the sentiment on the sign, I used cork letter stickers and I wrote the rest of the Bible verse with permanent marker brush.

I finished the wood sign with couple of those gold beaded butterflies that I added on the wood with the same adhesive glue. It is ready to be put on our mantle for Spring decor.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to come back tomorrow to see more inspirations from the design team. And... Check out more of the new products at Clear Scraps store that you will love to use for your projects!

Have wonderful day!

Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet -- Flannel Fun

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today and even with

spring right around the corner (yes it's coming!) I'm

sharing a home decor project that would be great year

round, especially if you love cabin or woodsy decor,

or love that buffalo plaid themed home decor look

look that is so popular right now!  It's sure one of my

favorite looks, how about you?

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How cute is this little sign?!!  It started with the Clear Scraps

Medium DIY Pallet, these little square pallets are so great for

any home decor project!  Paint 'em, ink 'em, paper 'em!  Any

theme you want for seasonal decor, or add photos to display

a favorite memory.  Sometimes I keep it simple, and so this

is just painted up with brown acrylic paint on the top and

bottom boards.  The center board is covered with a piece

of patterned paper that goes with the outdoorsy theme.

Love the new Vintage Truck LG chipboard embellishment,

which is one of many chipboard shapes available in the

Clear Scraps store!  Want to see all the others available

just waiting for your creativity?  You can find them all HERE

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The truck has been painted with red, black and brown acrylic

paint, and then I went around the edges with black ink to

make it look a little more vintage/aged.  I added a bunch of

 cute cabin and outdoor themed stickers.  They are layered,

using foam tape, at the back of the truck. At the top,

the word Howdy is also new from Clear Scraps! 

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It's just painted with black acrylic paint which matches the

buffalo plaid theme perfectly!  The little "channel the

flannel" tag with a twine bow adds a little of that plaid

flair and color at the top of the project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Medium DIY Pallet,

Howdy LG chipboard embellishment,

Vintage Truck LG chipboard embellishment.

Other:  Acrylic paint - black, brown, red.   Twine,

adhesive, foam tape, Echo Park Little Lumberjack -

paper and stickers.  Black Soot distress ink.

XL Wood Bunny

Hello friends and happy Saturday! Hope you are having a good start to your weekend! Spring is just around the corner and today I'm sharing a fun Easter project using the new XL Wood Bunny! This would make nice home decor piece for the spring or a welcoming door hanging!


I  began by painting my shape with chalk paint in a bright patina color allowing some of the wood to show through. This is an easy technique to give a distressed look to your wood.  Also, the chalk paint dries quickly so you can move on to your next step!


Using my Silhouette and white cardstock, I  cut a pretty "celebrate spring" title for my project.  I  simply adhered with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive; it dries quickly and will not warp or miscolor the wood.  You can also add sentiments using vinyl as well! 


Again, using my Beacon Adhesive I  adhered these pretty pink paper flowers in a cluster around my title.  


Last, I   created a bow to adhere onto the bunny ear for decoration. You can also use a hole punch such as a Crop-o-dile if you want to hang your project.  


Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what's new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: FolkArt; flowers, ribbon: Recollections: cardstock: Bazzill; die cut machine: Silhouette; cut file: "Celebrate Spring" by Echo Park Paper Co #191053; adhesive: Beacon; misc: twine 



Dog DIY Wood Shapes

Hello all! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share another fun, new Clear Scraps release!  The Dog DIY Wood Shapes has three different designs to create a home decor project, to use alone, or to make a mini album as I did.  


The first shape is a cute paw that I  painted with black acrylic paint.  I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the back of the paw.  I  even adhered a photo in one of the cut outs.


The next shape is a bone which I   covered both sides with patterned paper.  I  trimmed excess paper using an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  Wallet sized photos work best on this shape.  


On both sides of this page, I   utilized my circle punches to adhere different patterns across the bone.  I  even adhered a couple with pop dots to add dimension. 


The last shape is a heart which is the largest size. Here, I  was able to use a 4x6 photo that I  matted onto white cardstock. I  also added another pattern underneath my photo to add color. 


I  used my hole punch to place a hole in each shape to loop my chrome book ring through. I  finished by adding some fun yellow seam binding ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to visit for more inspiration from our design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, epoxy buttons, chipboard: Crate Paper; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; wood veneer shapes: Studio Calico; foam letters: American Crafts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: buttons, chrome book rings. 

I love you to pieces Heart XL Wood Puzzle

Happy March Clear Scraps fam! Leah here with you today sharing a new release item, the Heart XL Wood Puzzle Shape!

My wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month, we're celebrating 17 years of marriage and I thought this would be a sweet way to show hubby how much he means to me.


I started by adhering pattern paper to each individual puzzle piece and then sanded the edges down so the pieces would fit back together smoothly.

I didn't want any glue to show when adhering this puzzle shape, and since this was made for a home decor piece, I didn't want it coming apart. I adhered the puzzle as a whole onto two spare pattern papers on the backside. This gave the puzzle shape stability too.


It looks a little funky, but totally worked! I cut away the excess and I then used my crop o dile to attach my hanging element of twine.


I also used a new chipboard butterfly embellishment that I colored with Distress Oxide Ink.

I popped up my photograph on pop dots then arranged the title block and embellishments around the heart to create movement.


I'll see you soon!

Leah Crowe


Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes

Hello friends! Hope your weekend is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a project I  created with the new Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes. You receive three shapes in each package which can be used for a variety of projects!  I  chose to create a mini album because they are one of my favorite to do!  The Mason Jar shape is so cute and very popular right now! I   documented favorite photos from a Mothers Day a few years ago. 


I  began by painting the top portion of the shape with chalk paint in grey as I  wanted the "lid" to have a metal color.  Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I   adhered patterned paper to the remainder. 



I  utilized my border punches as well as the colorful strips of patterned paper to break up the lines between the "lid" and "jar". Using an x-acto knife and sanding tool was very helpful in removing excess paper as well as smoothing edges. 


The Mason Jar will fit 4x4 and 4x5 photos perfectly. I  will almost always mat my pictures onto cardstock to add contrast. I  will also cut a same size piece of patterned paper to adhere behind my photo as well.  (I  like lots of layers!).


For the back page, I  had thought about painting the entire surface grey but decided to add in another photo.  So, I  adhered my patterned paper at a slant and added two of the flowers to accent.  


To finish, I  used my Crop o dile to punch holes in the appropriate sides for my book rings.  I  then added a bright yellow piece of ribbon to accent! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see the new Clear Scraps products by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard frames, flowers: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park, Bella Blvd; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; ribbon: Snug Hug; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: chrome book rings

Grandkids Word Frame

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm back with a tutorial to make this darling grandkids frame using one of the new Desktop DIY Wood Word Frames from the Clear Scraps shop.  With all of the gorgeous detail in these frames, you don't need to add a ton of embellisments to make a beautiful gift for the grandmas and grandpas in your life.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Word Frame

I started by painting all of the pieces in the kit (except the frame cutout) a nice, muted green using acrylic paint.  The heart frame was painted with white acrylic paint.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Gilding Word

Once dry, I roughly applied gold gilding wax to the edges of the wooden word cutout with a domed foam blending tool for an aged, yet pretty and sophisticated look.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Gilding Frame

Similarly, I applied a golden green metallic wax all over the heart frame piece for a antiqued, yet iridescent finish.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Decorate Base

To finish the base of the piece, I traced the two shapes onto pretty springtime scrapbook paper and trimmed them out with scissors and a craft knife.  Using collage medium, I adhered the scrapbook paper to the base pieces and then sealed them nicely with a thin coating of medium on top of the paper as well.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

After assembling the piece, I added a few store-bought white and pink paper flowers to the base with hot glue.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Add a funny photo or nice quote behind the frame and adhere it to the main piece using strong liquid or hot glue.  Embellish the frame with a few more paper flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty springtime desktop frame project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What's your favorite new Desktop Wood Word Frame from the Clear Scraps shop?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green and white acrylic paint, green and gold gilding wax, foam blending tool, scrapbook paper, paper flowers, scissors, craft knife, hot glue gun

DIY Stars Wood Shape Home Decor


Hello everyone. Today, I have this Stars Wood Shape Home Decor to share with you all that I created using the new Star wood shape and Stars wood frames. These are their new products. This is a very easy home decor to make with Clear Scraps wood shapes. 


I started with coating the wood shapes and wood frames 2 pieces with white chalk paint as base color. Let them dried well before the next layer.


Using foam brush, I painted the Star wood shape with red multi-surface acrylic paint. I painted the Star wood frames with the same white chalk paint and blue multi-surface acrylic paint.


After they all dried well, I distressed each of them using fine sanding paper. I distressed the edges and surfaces of the stars.


I glued them together using wood glue. This glue takes few minutes to dry. I put some books on them to hold them in place white drying.

While waiting for the wood glue to dry, I made the blue and red felt flowers. I used glue gun on the felt flowers.


I added the white pompom ribbon on the wood using Beacon 3-in-1 glue. 


An I added the white, red and blue flowers on the wood with the same glue adhesive, too. The glue dries quick and strong on any surfaces.

It always fun to make home decor with Clear Scraps. They have a large collection of Home Decor products at the store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

This Is Us Desktop Wood Frame

Hello and happy Saturday! Jennifer here to share one of the fabulous new releases from Clear Scraps!   There are six designs of the Desktop DIY Wood Frames to choose from including the one I  used for my project!  The This Is Us Desktop DIY Wood Frame is perfect for just about any photo. I  used a recent favorite of my kids that I  took for our Christmas cards.  


I  wanted my letters to stand out so I    painted them, along with the top base portion, with black chalk paint.  Any type of paint will do but chalk paint is a favorite as it goes on smoothly as well as dries fast.  


I  covered the bottom base and my frame portion with patterned paper.  I  simply applied my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front of each piece and then adhered to the opposite side of the chosen pattern. I  trimmed excess paper away with scissors and an x-acto knife as well as used a sanding tool to smooth edges. I  did apply a small amount of black chalk paint to the edges of each piece. 


Once I  had my photo in place, I  adhered my frame to the front of the Desktop Frame using the Beacon Adhesive.  I  then lined up the slots on both base pieces and adhered them together.  Last, I  inserted the two wood prongs into the slots adding extra Beacon for security.  


To accent, I  adhered stickers from the collection I  used to the frame.  


I  finished by tying a small coordinating buffalo plaid ribbon to the curve of the "S".  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all things new in the Clear Scraps shop by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon; misc: ribbon

Clear Scraps Desktop Frames -- Our Family

Hey there all!  Laura here today, and I've got

another project created with one of my very

favorite new products in the Clear Scraps line!

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These new Desktop Frames are adorable!  They

come in several choices, so you can create a project

that can just be a nice decor project without a picture,

or you can add your favorite photos for a personal

touch!  This Family Desktop Frame was perfect to

showcase a photo from one of our vacations.

Love how easy this one is to create too, less is

really more on these frames, because the word

at the top acts like an embellishment and title all

in one!  To create this frame, I started with paint.

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I painted the word family in gray, and the frame part

in green.  After it was dry I brushed the edges with

black ink to make the frame a true focal point, since

I was going to add a picture that I wanted as the center

of attention!  The blank space under the word family,

I measured and cut a piece of family themed patterned

paper to act as a background for my photo.

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You can see it peeking out from behind the photo.

I matted the photo and added the "our family"

title with a fun sticker behind to highlight my

title.  This frame project also shows you that

you do not have to use a full 4x6 photo if you

don't want to.  This smaller photo works great,

and it gives you a little more visual interest to

add the matching themed patterned paper

behind the photo.

The base of the frame is also painted.  I like to

use the contrasting colors (the gray and green)

rather than leaving it all one color.  I'm all

about mixing it up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Family Desktop Frame

Other:  Carta Bella Our Family paper and stickers,

acrylic paint (green and gray), black soot ink,


You & Me Wood Word Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Tami with you today with a project to share; one that features one of the new products from Clear Scraps; the You & Me Wood Word Frame.


These new word frames are a fabulous way to display a special photo and also make thoughtful gifts.

I was looking for a new way to embellish the wood on this piece and decided to try out my Ken Oliver Color Bursts. The powdered pigments are bright and vivid and I thought they would go well with the printed papers I wanted to use.

First I puffed out little bits of one color all over the frame, then I put another in different areas and finally added a third color.


Next comes the fun part, to spritz the powders with water.


The colors "burst" and blend into each other and work great to stain the wood.


The base and heart frame were covered with printed papers and the edges filed to remove the excess paper.


Use the heart frame to center your photo, then trace around the outside edge, cut out the photo slightly inside the line and glue the photo to the back of the frame. Then adhere the heart frame over the heart on the Word Frame.


Glue the small base on top of the large base being sure to line up the slots. Then all that's left is to put the You & Me piece into the slots on the base. For more stability you can put glue on the tabs, but if you want to mail or box and wrap it, that may be easier to do with the pieces left separate.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, please come back soon to see what's new!


Clear Scraps: YYou & Me Wood Word Frame

TCW: Ken Oliver Calypso Color Bursts, Graphic 45 Printed Papers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Tools: Scissors and File