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November 2008

Surfing The Internet In Search of Clear Scraps...

I have been seeing soooo many fabulous Clear Scraps projects all across the world wide web. I think they are very inspiring, and I thought you would probably enjoy seeing some of them too! Especially if you are looking for gift ideas!

Stacy Julian has shared an album she made using a NEW exclusive album by Clear Scraps.

Cathy Schellenberg, one of our very own Clear Scraps design team members, has shared quite a few projects using Clear Scraps acrylics. You can click here to see her adorable "Princess" Clear Scraps album,  or you can  click here to see her "Car Games" Clear Scraps Album,  or you can click here to see her puppy dog themed bone shaped acrylic album. All of these projects include clear (haha!) step by step instructions that Cathy has provided so that you can see exactly how to make these projects.

Layle Koncar  incorporated Clear Scraps products into her  Ali Edwards - inspired Daily December mini book.

Karrie Baker has shared some adorable star-shaped ornaments using Clear Scraps acrylic stars.

One more important thing I wanted to mention. We've all heard the old saying, "It's better to give than receive", and I think most people would agree that there is truth in that. I just came across a blog post about an  internet food drive sponsored by Cocoa Daisy. Interestingly enough, these ladies have thought of a way to make giving even more fun for the food drive participants. Donating food for the food drive could win you some really cool prizes- including some gorgeous  Clear Scraps prize packages! Lots of other scrapbooking manufacturers have also contributed prizes. I hope you will take the time to check out this most worthwhile collaborative effort.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope you are having a lovely and creative day.
Posted by: Amy Solovay

Christmas All Mixed Up Album

Is everyone already in Christmas mode?  Ok, I know we have not even eaten that Thanksgiving meal here in America but Christmas is in the air.  I decided to get in the holiday spirit by creating this Christmas Mini Album with the Clear Scraps All Mixed Up Album
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Here is how I created this fun and fast mini album that makes a great gift!

  1. Cover three pages (page 2, 3 & 5) of CLEAR SCRAPS Chipboard Album with Best Creation patterned paper.  Use Helmar Acid Free glue to apply patterned paper.  Sand, ink and distress all edges.
  2. Starting with front cover - rub on Hambly Screen Prints Rub Ons and adhere Prima Holly Flowers with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.
  3. Stamp Inkadinkado "Wishing You a Merry Christmas" on carstock and heat emboss with black embossing powder.  Adhere to cover with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots for 3-D Effect.
  4. Print journaling on cardstock, distress edges and adhere ti inside of front cover with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.  Embellish with Prima glittered star.
  5. Print (15) 3' X 4' black and white photos.
  6. Adhere 1-3 photos on each page with Helmar Craft Glue.
  7. Rub on Name of each person with Jenni Bowlin Rub on letters on each page.
  8. Embellish each page with Prima Holly Flowers, buttons, Best Creation metal tags, Hambly Screen Prints Rub ons.
  9. Bind Clear Scraps album with (3) binder rings and tie ribbon/fibers to rings to complete album.
  10. Rub on “To/From” on vellum metal tag and attach to album with ribbon

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I am happy to say that I learned a valuable lesson too from this album.......always comb your hair the morning of Christmas because you may end up in a mini album.  Enjoy this time preparing for the busy holiday season!

Design Team Member,

Tracy Weinzapfel Burgos
Blog:  Treasure the Moment

Clear solution for baby

While my children are WAY past the baby stages, it doesn't seem that long ago that they were walking around on short stubby legs while sporting a pacifer in their mouth. Perhaps you have a little one like this or you've seen these adorable little tykes around you and wondered... how much longer will they "NEED" that pacifer. Everyone is different and some try to find solutions on how to wean baby off the pacifer. After all, when those teeth start coming orthodontist is just a phone call away! So, when my kids were little, I developed this idea of having the pacifer tucked under the childs pillow so that the "BINKY FAIRY" could come at night and exchange the pacifer for a gift. (similiar to the tooth fairy concept). I didn't have Clear Scraps to help me embellish an adorable little clear box back in those days but I still love this idea so much that I had to share it with you. *ehem, and I plan to use the photograph of the 'binky fairy box' as the starting point of a layout, how cool, eh?*

So here is the box:

Binky Fairy 

I took one of the buckle frames and stamped a linen textured stamp using stazon ink. I punched holes in the ends to thread the ribbon and added the embellished paper strip and chipboard letters. Quick and easy and such an adorable box to have as a keepsake reminder of a phase in your childs life.

Binky Fairy 2 

Sherry Steveson

Clear Scraps DT member

 Sassy Schtuff Blog

Clear Scraps Bookstands = Instant sign

The Clear Scraps Bookstands are amazing.  They are designed so you can display any of your Clear Scraps mini albums within the size of the stand.  Well being me I always like to change things up and use things in ways other then attended for.  So when I received the 8x8 bookstand from Clear Scraps I knew right away I wanted to make some kind of sign or piece of art with it to display in my scrap room.  I grabbed my favorite Making Memories paint and on the back of the sign started spreading my paint.  No paint brush is needed as the more "grungY" it looks the better.  Once I got the look I wanted I took on of my 12x12 Raven Magic Mesh sheets and pushed it into the paint to give me the graph look I wanted.  Trim off the left over Magic Mesh to save for the front or another project.  I then started to create on the front.  using left over rub-ons from American Crafts, Hambly and Fancy Pants and Chipboard alphas and a few other favorite embellishments and adding bling because honestly bling always give you that final touch that always makes your project sparkle. 

Create art

With this being a bookstand it's easy to display anywhere.  The possabilites are endless when it comes to this.

Products used:
Clear Scraps 8x8 bookstand
Clear Scraps Arrows
Making Memories paint (Lagoon, Evergreen and cranberry)
Black Magic Mesh
American Crafts Thickers and Rub-ons
Hambly rub-ons
Magistical Memories Chipboard crown frame
Prima felt die cut trim
Fancy Pants Rub-ons and chipboard alpha
K and Co butterfly
Scenic Route chipboard circle
Zig white paint pen
Little Davis Designs circle chipboard
Flower Etsy find
Ranger Ice Stickles
My Minds Eye Gems
Zip Dry Adhesive

Thanks for looking...

Elisa Kammerdiener
Clear Scraps Design Team Member
Perpetual Stew

Winter mood

It's getting darker outside, and also colder. I was in the mood to make a "chilly layout". A layout which will show the winter how it's supposed to be; with SNOW!

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How you can create this layout:

-Use white acrylic paint to create the whit border on your Clear Scraps XL Deco.                              

-I used Ranger Stickles to create a glittery border around the whole page.

-Cut the pieces of patterned paper and stick them onto the page, after that glue the photo on it. ( I printed the photo on white Bazzill Cardstock)

-Apply both rubons. I used a Pink Paislee silver rubons at the top of the page. And a little bird rubons from My Minds Eye close to the title.

-Add the Prima Marketing crystle swirl and the gemstones.

-Then add the Petaloo flowers and the Magistical Memories chipboard shapes. (which I covered with paint and stickles)

-For the title I used Pink Paislee alphabet stickers and Carolees stickers

-As a final touch I added some fake snow I bought at a grocery store.

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Hilde Janbroers

Clearscraps DT Member


Acrylic Paint on Acrylics


This is a card that I’ve used Clear Scraps Acrylic sheets to create with. I love the versatility of these acrylic sheets. You can customize them into any shape and size.


To create this card, I’ve used masking:  using an acrylic paint technique to mask a few layers of borders on the left of the card. This technique involves experimenting with the consistencies of the acrylic paint used and the technique of masking using a foam brush.

The white strip is masked using a thicker consistency of acrylic paint and the dabbing technique of a foam brush.

The pink strip is masked using a more watery consistency of acrylic paint and the dabbing technique of a foam brush.

The stamped flower strip is created using a normal consistency of acrylic paint and stamping it with a flower stamp while the mask is in place.

Lastly, just use some Ranger liquid pearls and EK Success Zig Painty to add the details in.


I’ve also cut out a shaped piece from the same acrylic sheet for the middle of the card. I’ve used a Teresa Collins journaling tag to trace the shape onto the acrylic sheet and cut it out.

Then, I used some EKSuccess Zig Painty Pens to highlight the edges of this acrylic piece.

There are so many ways you can use these acrylic sheets. You can even create a mini album using it. This is definitely a must have for all acrylic lovers!

Irene Tan

Clearscraps DT Member

Clearly a little funky

When it comes to scrapping my daughter I love to put her personality and my funky style together.  With the new Large Deco shapes by Clear Scraps it makes it fun to see how funky you can get with layering paper, overlays and rub-ons all while still maintaining a "clear" layout.  I had the 2 perfect photos and a great title in mind and well she loves red, white, black and green so naturally I had to use those colors along with pink as she isn't to fond of it. hehe  With Hambly having all those bright rub-ons and overlays it was a no brainer.  I started with tearing a piece of Jenni Bowling die cut paper and cutting a strip of Hambly graph overlay as my "background papers" Then I put the photos down and started to build one rub-on ontop of a overlay on top of a rub-on etc.  I cut a cloud out of one of my American Crafts pattern papers to use as a "thinking bubble" and put in some 7 Gypsies "princess" words that I think best discribe my daughter and her "Punk Princess" attitude. Added some bling for a little something extra and my layout was complete.

Punk princess

Elisa Kammerdiener, Clear Scraps DT Member

Happy Halloween

Sometimes projects start out in my mind one way and then head in a completely different direction.  This was one of those projects.  I started with my Clear Scraps XL Deco and stipple brushed Staz On Royal Purple and Jet Black.  Then I set it on my desk for one day and did not know what I wanted to do with it.  I knew I had the most perfect Halloween photo for it.  While in the shower I had an idea.  I wondered how Krylon Webbing Spray would work on the acrylic.  It was perfect for this layout.  I love the Halloween "feel"

1)  Stipple brush Staz OnRoral Purple & jet Black Staz On on edges of Clear Scraps XL Deco.
2)  Distress edges of 5.5" X 9" Scrappin Sports patterned paper and adhere to acrylic with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.
3)  Apply Magic Mesh.
4)  Spray Krylon Webbing Spray.
5)  Adhere 4.5 X 6.5" Photo.
6)  Adhere American CraftsVinyl Thickers "Happy".
7)  Adhere Jenni Bowlin Crepe Paper Ribbon with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.
8)  Rub on Hambly Screen Prints Rub ons, Skeleton & "Halloween" to complete title.
9)  Adhere Jolee's Hat Sticker.
10) Print journaling on cardstock and stipple brush edges with black ink.  Adhere to layout and adhere Jolee's book sticker. 


So I have decided that thinking about scrapbooking in the shower is a good thing!  I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! 


Tracy Weinzapfel Burgos, Clear Scraps DT Member