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October 2009

Happy Halloween Everyone...

Today as our children are excited with going out and trick or treating or going to Halloween get togethers.  We are waiting with cameras in hand to capture all the fun moments of Halloween.  I have created a mini album that you can complete in an hour.  Below are the photos, product list and general instructions.  I hope you have a Happy Halloween.  Click on the photos to see them bigger.

Halloween Mini Cover

Halloween Mini Page 1-2

Halloween Mini page 3-4

Halloween Mini Page 5-6

Halloween Mini Page 7-8

Halloween Mini Back Cover

Products used:

  • Clear Scraps 7" Scalloped Chipboard Album
  • Purple Cows 2 in 1 trimmer with click blades
  • Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock
  • Cosmo Cricket Haunted Paper Collection, Cardstock Stickers and Clear Stamps
  • ColorBox  Chalk ink "Black Bird, Dark Moss and Pumpkin Spice"
  • My yellow Bicycle Frightful Felt shapes
  • Making Memories Brads
  • Bo Bunny Halloween flowers
  • Kaiser Crafts Black Rhinestones
  • Haunted Night stamp-Unknown
  • Reflections Halloween Chipboard shapes
  • Owl ribbon-Unknown
  • Reflections epoxy colored circles
  • Googly Eye

Step by Step Instructions:

  • 1.       Cut pattern paper and cardstock in different sizes ranging from 6x4, 6.5x3, 6x6, 4x5, 4.5x3.5, 2.5x3, 4.5x5.5 and 3x6.  Using Purple Cows 1040 2 in 1 Trimmer on the Guillotine side and then using the rotary side with #2806 Designer Click Blade on a few papers.
  • 2.       Distress a few of your papers using the Making Memories Distressing Tool
  • 3.       Punch a border on 1 or 2 of your papers using the EK Success Punch
  • 4.       Ink a few of your papers using the ColorBox Inks
  • 5.       Attach all your papers to the Clear Scraps Chipboard Scalloped Album.
  • 6.       Stamp with the Cosmo Cricket Haunted Clear Stamps on Scrap white paper as well as on your pattern papers using the ColorBox inks as you see fit.  Cut out the images from scrap paper and use as embellishments throughout your album.
  • 7.       Attach Googly Eyes to some of your stamped images.
  • 8.       Add your photos
  • 9.       Embellish your album with the remainder of the supplies as you desire.

I hope you like the mini album as much as I enjoyed creating it. 

Elisa Kammerdiener
Clear Scraps DT Member

Whooo do you LOVE??

Here's a fun project JUST in time for Halloween!  After you get all your "pumkpins" dressed up on Saturday, don't forget to take some great pictures and then you can make this darling Clear Scraps Owl project!

I LOVE this fun owl with the cut-out and with some strategic planning on the acrylic, you can "see through" to almost every page!

Here's a few more pictures of the album:

Most of these PP's are from Making Memories and Pink Paislee.  On this first insdie page, I only covered the bottom portion so you can see through to the next page on top.


This page I covered the BACKSIDE of the bottom part and used a Hambley transparency for the top part so you can see through to the colors of the next page.


At the bottom of this page, I cut out the scalloped edge on the blog and then the polka dot paper on the MM's paper shows through to this side.


Most of the vintage stickers and die-cuts are from Heartwarming Vintage.

So have some fun with this GREAT owl shape and turn yours into a "spooky" Halloween Owl!

Have a FUN and SAFE Halloween everyone!!!

Laura McCollough


Clearly Elegant

Have you ever been in the mood to dress up your acrylic? Fortunately, it is super easy to do! One of my favorite techniques to use for doing just that is stamping. For this project I used one of the extra large shapes and used the petals as a guidline for the placement of my stamps. I grabbed ahold of a damask stamp and my white StayzOn inkpad and went to town stamping white damasks all around the edge of the page. I just love the way that it turned out. Just remember you need a steady hand as stamping on acrylic can be slippery!


Clear Scraps XL shape, Papertrey Ink stamp, StayzOn inkpad, Prima crytals, My Mind's Eye paper, Stickles, Zig gold painty pen, Kaiser Craft pearls, K & Co butterfly, Making Memories stick pins.

Thanks for checking in and have a great week!

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team

A Huge Giveaway!

Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is having a huge giveaway! The giveaway consists of the products used in my Clear Scraps mini album tutorial this month at the Crop Spot! Below is a sneak peek of the project that I've created using those products.

You can check out the details here and here. The winner will get the products in time to follow along my tutorial at the Crop Spot!  The mini album tutorial will be up on the third week of October. Good Luck everyone!

Clear Scraps DT Member

Scrapperlicious Blog

XL "Pumpkin"...

Here's a FUN project that's easy to do and perfect to display in your home this Fall!

I turned the smaller circle that comes in the XL Circle package into this!!  It's my version of a Fall Pumpkin with lots of great techniques!

So first you want to take your cirlce shape, lay it on some paper towels and take out your Ranger Alcohol Inks in Fall shades:

I used Latte and Caramel and some blendind solution.  Apply to circle with applicator or freehand.

I did two coats of this, waiting a few minutes in between to let it dry.

Then I took some orange paint and a foam leaf stamp and stamped a few leaves at the top:

After this, I took an acrylic stamp from Fancy Pants and inked it with a brown Stayz On and stamped on the bottom portion of the cirlce:

After this dried, I took my scissors and cut off a small portion at the top of the circle to give it more of a Pumpkin shape:

Then I used some Magic Mesh and randomly placed small pieces in 3 places on the pumpkin:

There's a lot of steps but if you have all the supplies handy, it really takes less then 30 minutes from beginning to end and it's SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE!!!

After this, I took more of the orange paint and a foam paint brush and lightly brushed the edges of the pumpkin with the paint to give the edge some definition:
Now this is where you can start playing!!!

I used some old dictionary paper and found a page on "Seasons" since they didn't have a Fall or Autumn definition in the old dictionary for some reason...   I then inked the edged and distressed the paper a little and adhered it BEHIND the acrylic:


You don't have to put the papers completely INSIDE your project.  It looks nice to have them coming "off the page" and then just trim the excess.  I did the same thing with this Making Memories paper:

I didn't want to cover up the whole ACRYLIC "Pumpkin" with paper, so I just used a small amount of the scalloped paper and trimmed off the rest.  I'll save it for some other project or layout later.

Now here is where your project is pretty much done and the rest is up to you and what supplies and/or pictures you have and want to use!  I went a little crazy at my LSS getting all these Making Memories papers and embellies but you can use whatever you have on hand and just lay it out on your table until you like the placement and then adhere down.

So here's two pictures of my supplies and me just kind of playing around with it until I like what I have.  You can leave it without any pictures like the photo above this one if you like or add a family photo to make it more personal.  This would be a GREAT gift to make and so easy and FUN!

Here's the finished project again:


Hope you enjoyed this little project and I'd LOVE to see any pictures of ones YOU make!  Send me an email at:  [email protected] and I'll post it on my blog or this blog and show everyone!

Here's the list of supplies you need:

Clear Scraps acrylic circle in desired size
Ranger Alcohol Inks - 2 fall colors
Stayz On Ink in Brown
Magic Mesh in Brown
Orange Paint & small foam brush
Stamps of desired shape and size
Fall papers, flowers & embellishments

Have FUN!

Here's the latest project I JUST finished this morning and am going to share on my blog later today:

It's my very "artsy" Ode to Marie Antoinette!  I used the scalloped tabbed albums in acrylic AND chip and mixed them to make this Collage Art album on one of my FAV historical figures!

Thanks for coming by and taking a look at all the great Clear Scraps project!  Be sure to check back next week for more wonderful ideas from the Design Team!

Have a GREAT weekend,

Laura McCollough