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January 2009

CHA Demos With The New Clear Scraps Cupcake Minis


As we were setting up the Clear Scraps booth for CHA, one of the girls had a fantastic idea to get out a Cuttlebug machine and demonstrate how our new Clear Scraps keychain minis can be embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folders. We opened up the binder ring, removed the mini pages, embossed them, and handed them out to people who visited our booth so they could have a reminder of how very versatile our acrylics are. A lot of people just couldn't believe that our acrylics can be embossed! Pretty cool, isn't it?

Since a lot of people who stopped by to see us now have single embossed mini pages, I thought I would share a project idea for what you can do with them. Of course, there are a zillion and one things you can do with this is only one idea out of many possibilities.

I created a cupcake card that could be used for a variety of occasions. When I made the card I was thinking "wedding" ~ perhaps a bridal shower card or a wedding thank you card. Then it occurred to me that this card is probably even more appropriate for a birthday. I was going to stamp a sentiment on it but then I decided to leave it blank so that I can wait for the next appropriate card-giving occasion before I add the sentiment.

The focal point of the card is one of the new clear minis in the cupcake shape. It was embossed using the Cuttlebug "Textile" embossing folder and then decorated with Liquid Pearls and outlined with Zig Painty Pen. The card was made using papers by Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Creative Imaginations, Daisy D's, and Bazzill.

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


We wanted to give everyone a look at our booth at CHA...  We took this photo shortly after getting everything in just the perfect spots. The Design team did an amazing job with all their samples for the booth.  Everyone that walked into our booth was so impressed, took a lot of photos and just adored it all. 
During the show the design team gals showed off how you can emboss our acrylic in the cuttlebug as well as our chipboard.  Everyone really was amazed at how crisp it embossed and how to bring the embossed images out with inks etc. 

We want to thank all the amazing stores, people and other vendors that came to visit us.  Yall made our CHA show that much better... 

HIJACK....   Elisa K here...  As those of you that came into the booth and meet my bubbly personality as I cracked up all the people across from us, next to us etc...  and since Janet and Jackie are sitting here chillin in there beds watching American Idol, spraying perfume and drinking some starbucks and making me type this... I thought I would dish a bit about them....  lol

J and J can't live without all of this.... Yes ladies and gents.....   They went threw 2 cases of Mountain dew during the show and even ran out and were so happy that all the vending machines had Mountain Dew in them at $2.50 a pop... 


Honestly though J and J are 2 amazing woman who are very passionate about what they do and believe in their product.  No they didn't offer me lots of money to say this... ok maybe it's worth $130...(inside joke...)  LOL  

Ok now back to the serious stuff...  CHA was a great experience and we can't wait to see everyone rocking our products...  There are more great things to come from Clear Scraps so be sure to keep a close watch on us.... 

Ok now I have to go help Jackie cuz she spit starbucks all over her bed.. LOL

Fun Clear Scraps Minis!!

CSMNtree  CSMNflr-1CSMNsunflower  CSMNtab-1  Have you seen these cute and fun little minis from Clear Scraps which will be officially release on this Winter CHA? These are "must haves"!! They're so fun! You could create various fun and fast projects with these. They make great gifts too!

Here are some of my samples.

Secret Garden Mini Album (Front Cover)resize 

I've used various shapes from 3 different minis and put them together to create this mini album. The sizes of the minis are just perfect for embossing! Just run them through your embossing tool and you'll get a very cool effect on these pieces.

Joy Mini Album (Front Cover)(resize) 

This second mini album is a gift for my husband. It's very small and handy that he could keep it anywhere he wants, even in the car. Now, he has something to look at and smile while he's stuck in traffic jams.

For a better look of these projects and detail explanations of how-tos, go to my blog.

So, if you're going to this Winter CHA, make sure you visit Clear Scraps booth and grab yourself some minis to play with!!

Irene Tan

ClearScraps DT Member

"Guy" Layouts are easy with Clear Scraps Slides! Plus a Sneak Peek and a Giveaway!


My husband is into extreme sports ~ mountain biking, dirt biking, motorcycle racing, rock climbing...stuff like that. He has made it more than clear that he does not really want flowers, rhinestones, and ribbon on his extreme sports layouts. I understand. But...what to do with them? Making "girly" layouts comes easy to me, especially with all the gorgeous products available with flourishes and flowers and swirls. I find that making "guy" layouts is more of a challenge.

Clear Scraps to the rescue! I have discovered that Clear Scraps slides are the perfect complement to extreme sports layouts. Here I painted the slides with a little bit of alcohol ink and adhered them to a piece of subtly patterned paper by Basic Grey (using Zip Dry Paper Glue). Add some Thickers letter stickers by American Crafts and the finished result is a perfectly masculine layout. It was really quick and easy, too, which is an added bonus. So if you've been looking for ideas for scrapping "guy" layouts, hope this idea inspires you too!

Sneak Peeks of New Clear Scraps Albums, Sets and Embellishments!

Would you like to see some Sneak peeks of the Clear Scraps products that are brand new for the upcoming CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Trade Show that happens later this month? Well, if so, click here to see the ones posted at OR click here to see the ones posted on the home page of Also don't forget to check all our design team members' blogs because they are posting lots of sneak peeks of their beautiful work too! We hope you will be inspired!

Remember that these products will probably not be available at your favorite local scrapbook store yet, so, if you see something you like please mention it to your favorite retailer so that they can be sure to place their orders ASAP. We'll be at CHA booth #1441 taking orders for the new goodies, and we invite you to drop in and say "hi" if you will be there. We'd love to show you all the latest products in person! Plus the Clear Scraps web site is open 24-7 if you'd rather shop online.

Clear Scraps Giveaway in Honor of CHA!


I also want to let you know about another Clear Scraps giveaway!

Would you like to win the brand new Sandcastle Clear Acrylic Album by Clear Scraps? is hosting a giveaway of this beautiful new clear album which is BRAND NEW for CHA. So if you'd like your chance to win it, click on over to the giveaway post at and check it out. Also, if you read through the comments on that blog post there you will see that lots of creative ladies have shared their ideas for what to make with this stunning sand castle album. I think you will be very inspired by reading what they have shared, at least I know I was.

Thanks so much for visiting. We really appreciate it that you took the time to drop by our blog.

Posted by: Amy Solovay

CHA Sneak Peek! Brand New Clear & Chip Line!

Hi everybody! Happy New Year! Hope your '09 is off to a fantastic start.

We're all rushing around like crazy people trying to get ready for CHA (the Craft & Hobby Association trade show which runs from Jan 25th-27th.) If you are going to attend CHA we invite you to drop by and visit us at Booth #1441. We'd be thrilled to see you there! For those of you who can't make it to CHA, we're going to be doing a whole bunch of CHA sneak peeks and giveaways! So please check out all our design team member's blogs, not to mention this blog, for details about how you can win some brand new supplies that aren't even available in stores yet.

I also wanted to share a sneak peek of a project I have created just for CHA. I created this mini album using a BRAND NEW set from the "Clear & Chip" line which is a new innovation from Clear Scraps.

Here's how the set looks before embellishing:


Here are some photos of the mini album I made with this set:








I also used Thickers letter stickers by American Crafts, a Masquepen with alcohol inks, and various other supplies. If you'd like more detailed information about the supplies and techniques I used to create this album, please visit the project page for this mini album at

Would you like to win a new Clear & Chip set just like this one to play with and embellish? If so, you're invited to participate at the giveaway we are hosting at Lifetime Moments Message Board!

Click here for the giveaway!

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Posted by: Amy Solovay

American Girls Mini Album

I wanted to capture the great time we had at the American Girl Store so I adorned this Clear Scraps 6 X 6 Chipboard Album with Basic Grey's new Bittersweet collection.  This whole day was about being girls, having fun and all the pink you could stand! 

Here is my completed mini album
Here are the following materials I used on this fun album:
Patterned Paper       Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection

Ribbon/Fibers              Ribbons - The Ribbons House, Fibers - Fiber Scraps

Stickers                       Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection

Rubber Stamps           EK Success

Ink                                  Staz On

Pens                              Sakura

Adhesives                    Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Acid Free Glue & Helmar Premium Craft Glue

Other                            Clear Scraps 6 X 6 Tab Chipboard Album Buttons - Unknown, Zutter Bind It all

Tracy Weinzapfel Burgos, Design Team Member