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September 2010

Technique Crazy

Today I am featuring several products from Clear Scraps and pairing them with some of my favorite easy techniques all wrapped up on one card.


Products used:

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheets

Clear Scraps Decorative Frames

Clear Scraps Bird shapes

Staz-on Ink (teal and black cherry)

Embossing folder

The girls Paperie pattern paper

Vintage music paper

Mellissa Frances Mica Flakes


Vintage flowers

bazzill bling (snowflakes)



Emboss the front of your card with the clear coating still on

Using Staz-On and the Tim Holtz inking applicator to sponge your ink onto the embossed image and the bird.

Apply adhesive where you know you will be covering it up or on darker parts of your project.


Thanks for looking

Elisa Kammerdiener

Clear Scraps Designer


Happy Halloween Banner

With Halloween just a few short weeks away it's never to early to start on some decorations to get into the spirit of Halloween.  Today I am featuring the small banner from Clear Scraps.  It has 5 pieces to a package for $5.99.  I used two packages to create the Happy Halloween Banner. Click on photos for a larger view.

Happy Halloween Banner

Products used:

Clear Scraps Small Banner

Hambly Grid Transparency

Graphic 45 Pattern Paper

Accents Black Butterflies

Hot off the Press bat brads

Vintage black lace

Black tulle

Recollections alphas and black rose brad

Staz-on Black ink

Black Bat ribbon (michaels)

Glossy Accents (for adhesive)

Here are a few close up photos.

Happy Halloween Banner 1a

Happy Halloween Banner 1b

Happy Halloween Banner 1c


Don't forget to take off protective coating.

I applied all the Staz-on to my pieces first

I applied the Hambly to the back of my pieces and only put adhesive where my papers were on the front. 


Thanks for looking

Elisa Kammerdiener

Clear Scraps Designer

Using Acrylic Circles

We Inspire (resize) 

Hello everyone! It's Irene here again! Today, I would like to share my layout above where I've used a few Clear Scraps acrylic circles to create an interesting design on it.


In the above picture, I've embossed part of an acrylic circle using Sizzix and an embossing folder. Later, I've inked it with some solvent ink such as Tsukineko Staz On.


I've also used another acrylic circle to custom made an embellishment for the layout. Cut out part of the pattern paper and attach it to the acrylic circle from it's back. I've used some Copic markers to highlight it's edges.

Try these techniques in your next project! Have fun!


Clear Scraps DT Member


Using mini albums in other ways

Yep, mini's don't have to be used exclusively for albums. You can often turn them into banners, either vertical or horizontal ones. I also like to use the individual pieces on scrapbook pages which is what I chose to do here. 

I opened up an All Mixed Up chipboard album and used the second longest page. I sprayed it with some mist and then covered it with some patterned paper to use right behind my main focal point. 


I love the dimension that it adds and the elegance of this particular piece. It went perfectly with the elegance of these papers from the Lost & Found Collection by My Mind's Eye.

Here are some close ups...





Hope you all are having a great weekend. We are finally having some decent fall weather!

Tonya Dirk

Clear Scraps Design Team

Clear Scraps chipboard album

I used to cover up my chipboard albums everytime. No chipboard to be seen on my projects. This time I decided to show off the chipboard. Just like I do with acrylic albums.

I added more diecuts and stickers this time. And lots of chipboard of the album is shown. Don't you just love the effect? The papers and embellishments are My Little Shoebox. And the stamps are Unity Stamps.






I have some other work in progress. And I know the other DT members have as well. So keep stalking the blog!!

Hilde Janbroers

DT member

Tag time!

I know that some of you are big tag makers. They are great for presents and gift tags and bookmarks. Today I have a new little idea for you using the Clear Scraps scalloped tags.  For this project  I used the two larger tags that come in the package (you also get two smaller tags). 

I decorated the tags using papers and chipboard embellishments from Cosmo Cricket. Next I made a little pocket envelope to adhere to the front of the tag. Finish it off with a paint pen around the edges, some ribbon, a button and some bakers twine. My thinking was that these would make the cutest little re-usable lunch tags. That little pocket will hold an adorable little card. 

Cslunchtag1   Cslunchtag2 



Lunch bag tags, what a great way to send a little loving message to your kiddos at school...or anywhere!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the Clear Scraps blog today!

Tonya Dirk

Clear Scraps Design Team Member



Cosmo Cricket Mini Purse!

I love chipboard! It makes for a sturdy background and has endless possibilities! This is another cute mini from Clear Scraps made new for CHA! The papers are all from Cosmo Cricket and I think it’s a perfect combination for this mini! My youngest dd has tried walking off with it several times, she just loves it!
    Here are the pages…    
2,3 Plenty of room for pictures and journaling!
4,5 Lots of faux stitching to match the cute paper line (called Material Girl)
6,7 After CHA this album will be filled with my youngest dd in all her dress up clothes! It’s so adorable, perfect for a little girl!
8,9 You can never go wrong with flowers!
10 The back cover, just as cute as the front – after all it is a purse!
Have a great week!

Guest Designer: Bree Tetz

This post is long overdue....and our apologies to Bree for that.  We had some logistical difficulties getting things running smoothly here, without further ado:

Bree Tetz of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was our summer Guest Designer!  She made a couple of really cute projects using Clear Scraps and we're so excited to share her work with you!

Bree Tetz here. I’m so excited to be making my first blog post for CLEAR SCRAPS. I was thrilled to be asked to represent one of my all time favorite companys. So as soon as I got my goodies I went to work. 


I decided to put together a couple of fairly simple cards for you to make, using the Acrylic Circles. On this first card, I created a base with cardstock and my Cricut Machine.I then cut out the center of the doily and adhered my circle to the inside of the front of the card base. I love the see-through look on greeting cards. I really wanted the acrylic to be the “WOW” factor of the card, so I added puffy pain to the front of the acrylic. On the inside I stamped a Sentiment on another circle of pretty paper. It’s a fairly simple card, but I think your friends will be impressed.


Circle cards Bree Tetz Guest DT (1)


Circle cards Bree Tetz Guest DT (2)

Well I couldn’t stop there... I was on a roll. So I created this fun little Gold Fish Card as well. I used cardstock and my Cricut to create the card base. It was a groovy card shape, but Immediately I saw a fish bowl. So I adhered another circle to the inside of the front of the card.. my fish bowl. I then embellished the bowl with coral, a fish and of course a few bubbles. This is going to make a great Birthday card for one of my kid’s friends. I hope this will help you think a little outside of the box when using acrylic shapes.  Thanks for letting me share.

Circle cards Bree Tetz Guest DT (3)

Circle cards Bree Tetz Guest DT


I really love banners! They are a huge trend right now, and I hope they stick around for a long time.I wanted to create a mini banner for our home, in honor of our 10th Wedding Anniversary this year.  So I created this banner using Acrylic circles and patterned paper.

Bree Tetz banner Guest DT 

I colored the black and white paper, as well as embossed cardstock, with Distress inks... just to add some flavor to the elegant papers. I adhered the cardstock to my acrylic circles. I added a photo to the large centre circle.(Yup, that’s me and my Hubby)  I then cut out the other banner pieces and strung them together with tulle. I added sticker sentiments to the front of the acrylic circles, and it was done. I have proudly hung this on my baker’s rack, where I keep my plants. It is really a stunning focal point.

Thanks again for letting me share.


Bree Tetz banner Guest DT (1)

Bree Tetz banner Guest DT (2)

Bree Tetz banner Guest DT (3)

Bree Tetz banner Guest DT (4)

Thanks so much Bree for sharing these projects with us!  They're absolutely lovely!

Clear Scraps and Unity Stamps Company

As a Clear Scraps DT member I was lucky to have the opportunity to play with the lovely stamps of Unity Stamps Company.

I really loved using these stamps! ( and I think I will keep continuing them for future projects).

Today I will show you a layout I did using a XL Deco Sheet. I love using these sheets so much. They make a perfect base for my layouts.

As you can see on the detail pics I stamped directly on the sheet. It's really simple!


I will be back soon with another project!

Hilde Janbroers    

Sweet Brag Bag Album

Sweet Love Mini Album(resize) 

Hi everyone! It's Irene here! It's time for me to share another project with you all! Today, I would like to share this sweet little chipboard brag bag album. This album is created using Clear Scraps chipboard deco brag bag. This mini album also features the pretty papers and embellishment by Cosmo Cricket.

Here are some of the pages in this mini album.

Sweet Love Mini Album (Page 1)(resize) 
Sweet Love Mini Album (Page 3)(resize) 

Hope you all like this album. If you love these brag bags album as much as I do but hesitate to try them in acrylic, why not try these chipboard version of them! You can check out more close-ups of this mini album at my blog. 

Techniques Mini!

Hey hey eveybody! Rita here and today I have some techniques to show you using the Lacey Album form Clear Scraps ! On this page I – Iridescent molding paste and a stencil by Momenta
I painted chipboard with black acrylic paint,  embossed the butterfly stencil by Momenta and the stamped swirls by Fancy Pants Designs with embossing powder. The entire page was sprayed with Glimmer Mist -chalkboard edition by Tattered Angels.
 For this page I painted the chipboard black, used the same stencil with Perfect Medium instead and used a soft paint brush with Perfect Pearls.
This page is a Hambly Screenprints acetate sheet - which goes perfect with an acrylic album! I colored  some of the flowers (on the back) with Alcohol Inks. The four squares were cut from a 12x12 acrylic sheet (Clear Scraps) embossed with Utee and two colors of iridescent embossing powder (Moon Glow).
I attached photo paper to the back of the acrylic page, sprayed with Glimmer Chalk (blue and green), then inked with a blending tool. After it was dry I stamped images on top. White puffy stickers and bling are on both sides of the acrylic page. (The stickers hold the photo paper in place.)
The finished project...

Happy Birthday Fun!

Making an acrylic banner can be as easy as 1, 2..3 and it last for years and years!

For this banner I took the Clear Scraps Acrylic Banner  I Cut a 3.5" X 4" pieces of paper for the back and a 2.5"X 4" for the front.


I cut the 3.5" with scalloped scissors, and glued the piece on the back and trimmed it off the edges. I took the 2" wide and glued it down tot he front centering it over the back paper.  


I used my Cricut to cut 2" letters that spelled Party, I stickled each letter and used foam pop dots to adhere it onto the front. I glued down rhinestones to the scallops.

I used stickers and chipboard pre-made embellishments to add dimension and fun.

Then I tied together with brown twine. Basic but so pretty!
I hope you decide to make a banner, if you do please share with us!


Clear Scraps Design Team

Best Wishes card

Today I'd like to share a card I made using some pieces from the Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly pack.

Best Wishes

Best wishes 

In this card, I dressed up the chipboard with some paint and then stamped some Unity stamp images on it. I even added some leaf stamps onto the leaf chipboard for added interest and texture.

Best wishes (1) 

look at how textured this card came out to be.

Best wishes (2) 

For the red scallop frame in the middle, I added some Viva Decor Pearl pen to it to create that color. I love that the pearl pen also gives it some shine. And then I topped it off with some flowers from Accent Creative Designs. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket.

Now to recreate this card, this is the steps..

1. Make the card with a size of 4 x 5.5" with the opening on the bottom of the card.

2. Cut a 5.5x3.5" piece from the yellow paper. Add a punched border on one side and adhere to the center of the card.

3. Layer a 5.5x2" piece from the blue paper and a 1/8" from the striped paper onto the yellow pattern paper.

4. Paint the chipboard pieces white and let it dry.

5. Stamp the two square ones with flower stamp, the leaf chipboard with the leaf stamp and smear some pearl pen over the scallop square frame and let it dry.

6. Layer some flowers on top of each other and finish off with a button and paper thread.

7. Assemble the chipboard shapes with the scallop frame in the middle and adding the leaf chipboard and flowers on top of the frame.

8. Stamp the card sentiment on the lower right hand side of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Mini and a layout in one

Hi all and happy start of the Labor day weekend. It's our last hurray for the summer and I thought of sharing a Summer themed layout. Kind of my last hurray for the Summer too. *wink*

But when I was starting this project, I came across a dilemma....I had a few pictures I wanted to add to the page but was not in the mood to make a double spread. I didn't want to make a mini of it because I thought there's not enough pictures and the sizes are all different to do something in that category so after some thought, I decided of putting the two options together. And so the mini and a layout combination was born!

Busy Bees

Busy bees 

I like the idea of being able to make a small mini album attached with the layout so I can still keep the favorite mini pictures of this trip and leaving enough room for journaling, title and some fun accents.

Busy bees (1) 

I used the Garden Variety collection from Cosmo Cricket to start this page off. For the title I used a combination of Hambly Screen Prints stickers and Cosmo Cricket stickers. I also added some rubons from Hambly Screen Prints.

Busy bees (2)

I purposely placed the flower chipboards on this spot because I wanted to hide some other children playing in the playground equipment.

Busy bees (3) 

and for the mini book I used the Clear Mini Tab Album from the Clear Scraps Keychain album collection. I love how the mini size fit right in between the photos of my children.

Busy bees (4) 

I loved dressing up the mini in this project. It was just the right amount of creative space I needed to add some whimsy and still preserve my fave pictures of the kids having fun at the park.

Busy bees (5) 

I made a simple design with a picture on the right hand side and pattern paper on the left. The pattern paper on the left actually covered the back of the picture on the right side. I love it when paper can work double duty.

Busy bees (6) 

I added some chipboard fun shapes and some applicable words to describe our fun day.

Busy bees (7) 

And then I added some pearl pen from Viva decor to the edges of the book so you can see the shape of it against the acrylic foundation.

Busy bees (8)
and here's a look at the mini on the page. I made sure I used some strong adhesive to add the book to the page. I know it's pretty bulky but I love how it turned out. I'll have to do some adjustments with my page protector when I'm ready to put this chunky layout in the album.

So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by.