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May 2010

Peak-a-boo card

Happy Friday everyone! Grace here with a quick but fun card to share...

Why don't you add that little extra cuteness to your next card with a peak-a-boo opening?

Miss you card

Miss you card

I used the flower acrylic shape as my template to create the round opening. I marked it from the inside of the card and placed the flower piece where the opening fits perfectly in the middle.


I also decorated the flower so it'll show the shape even if it's over the pattern paper. See the flower on the side? I placed that there so I can easily hide the glue dot that I used to adhere the acrylic flower. *smile*

Miss you card2

I continued the decoration in the inside by adding a scallop border made with a 1" circle punch, cutting the circles in half and lining them up on the bottom and top left hand side. I finished it off with a sentiment sticker.

So make your next card with a peak-a-boo opening. This might just be the "surprise" your card recipient needed. *wink*

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps Flower acrylic shape

Jenni Bowlin Studios papers

Pearl Pen, Viva Decor

Others- flowers,ribbon, sentiment sticker and button.

Clearly Card Happy

Yep, that is what I am! I love to make cards and I love the look of clear cards. For these two cards, I simply pulled out one of my 12x12 sheets of Clear Scraps and my Purple Cow trimmer and simply cut two 4.25x11" pieces that I then folded easily in half by using the scoring blade a couple of times across the middle.  

On this first card you will see that I actually sewed directly on to the card itself. One of the features I truly love about Clear Scraps is that you can do this and it is REALLY easy.


On both of these cards I used papers from My Mind's Eye...LOVE!


Clear Scraps 12x12 sheet
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Dies: Papertrey Ink and Spellbinders
Button: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ranger Distress
Papers: My Mind's Eye

Some Puzzles Fun!


Hi there! It's Irene here again! Today, I would like to share this layout that I've created using Clear Scraps mini acrylic puzzle pieces. After sharing one of my project using these puzzle pieces sometime ago, I've received some emails and comments asking for more ideas on using these puzzle pieces. Therefore, I've come up with this layout where I've used them as part of the design idea on it.


I've used some of the basic and easy technique on all the acrylic puzzle pieces on this layout. They are basicallly these few techniques.

~ Adding pattern paper from the back of the acrylic

~ Stamping on it using solvent ink or permanent ink such as Staz On or Archival Ink

~ Cover it with Magic Mesh to add some textures and designs to it

Therefore, using acrylic can sometimes be fun, fast and easy and not always thought as a very complex and difficult task. Try it!

Clear Scraps DT member

 Scrapperlicious Blog

Do you ever get in a creative slump?

Hi all! It's me, Rita and whenever I get into a little slump I try to do something totally different than what I've been doing lately. ATC's are great for this purpose. You can use any type of medium and be really creative with them. They are very small so they are also quick and they are a great size to try new techniques! These acrylic  ATC card shapes are perfect for this! You might be asking yourself ...

 What is an ATC? ATC stands for Altered Trading Card, a miniature work of art meant to trade ideally in person; on the back is the signature, date, and number (if it is part of an edition)

What size is an ATC? 2 ½ X 3 ½ inch or 64 X 89 mm

You can see that this is a small simple size, a great way to try something new! For these cards I was trying to tell about myself without using words.For the first card you can tell that I love music, and I believe in God. On the the next card you can see that I love the color orange and vintage like items. I also love words and reading. The third one seems self explanitory but if you look closely you will see that the surface has been change, some areas are rough and some are smooth, it represents that I have changed because if the family and friends I have and for that I am truly grateful.

I hope you are inspired to try some ATC's! Thanks for looking!

May Guest Designer Kathy Northup

Our Guest Designer for the months of May & June is no stranger to Clear Scraps - that's for sure!  She has been a part of our design team in the past and agreed to come back for a couple of months to play with us...and of course, with a little bit of the new Clear Scraps.  Her first project is made with one of our new Grab Bags - this one is called appropriately, the Travel Brag Bag.  It's perfect for a trip album and Kathy used it for her road trip to Chicago.

Kathy Northup Chicago album

Kathy Northup Chicago album (1)

Kathy Northup Chicago album (2)

Kathy Northup Chicago album (3)

Thanks for sharing your work with us again Kathy - we look forward to seeing your June project!!

On the edge

Hi guys, its me Grace.

Today I want to talk about easy things to add emphasis on your Clear Scraps acrylic pieces without taking too much away from the transparent piece.

My Little Man

My little man

In this layout I used a star and a circle acrylic piece to house my title and journaling.

My little man (1)

to bring the clear star piece out of it's obscurity, I punched holes through the edges and threaded a velvet trim around the acrylic piece. This let the viewer see the shape right away but left room for the transparency to show.

My little man (2)

I just love how easy it was to punched the holes through these acrylic pieces.

My little man (3)
then for the round acrylic piece, I added some Viva decor's pearl pen around the piece. I love that this pen adds texture and the color are so shimmery.

as you can see, giving your acrylic pieces the "edge" is so easy and the ways/possibilities are endless.

That's all for me right now and have a great weekend.

Products used:

Clear Scraps Star shapes

Clear Scraps Circle shapes

Jenni Bowlin Studios paper *preferred goods*

Viva Decor pearl pen *preferred goods*

The little details

Sometimes you just need a small little extra something to finish up a layout. Something subtle. Perhaps something small and clear :)

This layout is about a face plant that my daughter took last year on the 4th of July. She fell down a set of cement stairs and landed face first into the bottom step. 


 Once I had my title on the page, I wanted to make it stand out a little more. Since it was more of a subtle title I thought the Clear Scraps arrow would be the perfect element to draw the viewer's eye to it. I outlined the arrow with a Zig Painty Pen and then attached it with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. 

All products for this page were from Cosmo Cricket and Clear Scraps. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Tonya Dirk
Clear Scraps Design Team

Claire!! You're our winner of the Mother's Day Blog Hop. Congratulations - we'd like to send you a Clear Scraps prize package :)  The only trouble is - we don't have an address or blog link for you - you can email our DT Coordinator: [email protected] and she'll hook you up!

Thanks so much everyone for playing along - we had so much fun creating for this event and it made our day to see that you enjoyed it as well.

Come back tomorrow for another post from another talented DT member...and stay tuned later this month for a post from another Guest Designer - someone who's name might be familiar to you if you've followed Clear Scraps in the past.

~Looking beyond the basic shape and having fun with it

Someone asked me the other day what my scrap "style" was and I got to thinking....
My style make you think outside your scrap rules and box, and make my scrapbooking approachable for anyone to try.
Acrylic does not have to be difficult, it does not have to be tedious, it can be fun, easy and work with any style including yours!

My girlfriend saw this shape and instantly thought of a flower, but I was thinking...clouds, beaches and fun! So I decided to take my underwater pictures from Hawaii and scrap them using the
Clear Scraps XL Shaped Acrylic, some beach themed paper, and go to town!
Not only easy, but FUN and perfect to kick off my summer layouts.
Make the acrylic work for you! No rules, just scrappy fun!

I hope you share your Clear Scraps Acrylic projects with us, we love to see what you create too.

Clear Scraps Design Team Member



Hello! Rita Barakat here with another project for Clear Scraps! Today I used the flower shape in the XL Dazed kit! I had this scrap hanging around in my scraproom and decided to use it as a stencil! 

Lucky2  Lucky3

A little spray paint...Lucky4 Lucky5 Lucky6
And there it is! Easy right? Now if I had a whole sheet of paper I wouldn't have that line - but it's no big deal because this is just the beginning of the layout!


Cut out some shapes, spray them with gold mist Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. Added a picture, a journal tag by Jenni Bowlin, a title and there you have it!

Heres another peek ! TFL!
Don't forget! Our Design Team has cooked up some Mom-themed projects for a Blog Hop this Friday, May 7th.  Join us for some inspiration, let us know what you think, and get entered into another draw!

We have acrylic to give away!

Train Banner

Ryan Banner(resize)
Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share this cute train banner that I've created to decorate my son's bed. I've used Clear Scraps acrylic mini train set with two separate acrylic stars to make this banner. It's really very easy.

Here are some of the close-ups.


The technique that I've used on every piece of the banner is basically layering with pattern paper, stamping using solvent ink, create texture with mesh and grungeboard and detail it with liquid pearls and buttons.

I've posted more about this project on my blog. Check it out if you wish.

We will be having a fun and inspirational blog hop in conjunction with Mother's Day celebration this weekend! So, make your calendar and join us! You won;t want to miss it!


Clear Scraps DT Member 


2 Hot Chicks and a NSD Winner!

For those of you who know me or follow my blog,
you know this year we have ventured into raising chickens!
We now have 14 total.  I was blessed to be able to travel to West Virginia this spring and a surprise was waiting for me, these 2 chicks in the very special Orange and Green colors!
I could not wait to scrap them but was trying to figure out a special way, then it hit me!

Let's cut some acrylic!
I cut this using my Cricut, I had to cut it 3 times, but it turned out cute I think!
I used a Clear Scraps 12X12 sheet of acrylic and cut it at 11.5"
You can see that chipboard butterfly and it is from the Clear N Chip ABBIE'S LOVE for that butterfly.
I love playing with the sheets of acrylic, the possibilities are absolutely endless!
Egg shaped isn't just for Easter you know! hehehe Well, if you have chickens anyways.

I hope you share your acrylic projects with us, we love to se what you make too!
~Have a beautiful day~

Clear Scraps Design Team Member

And a very special National Scrapbook Day shout-out to the winner of our April contest:

Dani Hemrick Smith

Thanks Dani for following our blog and checking out our Facebook page.  I'll contact you for your address and we'll get your Clear Scraps prize out to you ASAP. 

We're not planning a big National Scrapbooking Day gig here at Clear Scraps but stay tuned for a BLOG HOP later this week :)  You're not going to want to miss it!