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November 2010

~Ready for Christmas with TOMBOW & Clear Scraps!~

It's no secret that Christmas is time for GLITTER! Ok, Ok maybe it isn't for everyone but it certainly is for me!

I am making many holiday home decor items this year including door hangers. 

For this project I used the Clear Scraps Chipboard Birds, Tombow Mono Aqua Adhesive, Tombow Mono Metal Glue, and Imaginisce Paper/rub-ons...oh and of course OODLES of glitter!


I LOVE that the Tombow dries clear and holds for a long time! No drying, yellowing, or cracking here!! I will look forward to bringing this out next year and it will be the same as when I put it away!

Tombow rocks my crafty world!

Pinky Clear Scraps Design Team

Home for the Holidays album - TOMBOW project

 This is the beginning of TOMBOW week!!!!!! 

Home house albumTombow Vellum adhesive is one of my new favourite things for making Acrylic mini-albums. To make this Home for the Holidays album, I used it to put all the patterned paper and pompom ribbon on.  A quick strip of it under the ribbon hid all the paper seams.  And, when adhering paper to acrylic, all I needed was a thin strip of the vellum adhesive along the very edges of the acrylic pages and the papers stuck perfectly!  It's virtually invisible and especially if there's some pattern to draw your eye, you'd have to look really closely to see it.  


~Pretty Pink Fun Using Clear Scraps~

I love altering items and the chipboard designs from Clear Scraps, they really tickle me PINK~

I had been wanting to make a new sign for my craft room for  a while now, and the beautiful birds from Clear Scraps inspired me!


Of course in true PINKY style, I made sure to Pink it up~


What is a pink bird without tulle?


some amazing vintage lace, 


and of course stickles! :)


If you have used Clear Scraps in your project...I want to see it!!!! Send them in!

Pinky Clear Scraps Design Team



Using Acrylics in Design

UR A Star(resize) 

Today, I would like to share a layout that I've created using various acrylic shapes from Clear Scraps to form the design. In this layout, I've used three small acrylic stars, an acrylic circle and a piece from the large acrylic banner. Could you spot them in the layout?

I've used all the acrylic pieces to layer and form the geometrical design of this layout. To make it more visible, I've applied some techniques on it. 


On the first two small acrylic stars, I've embossed them and later add glitter or ink them using Staz On. I've also used some Zig Painty markers to highlight their edges.


I've inked the acrylic circle with alcohol ink and later punch on it's edges to distress ink. I've used this piece in the layering design of this layout.


I've flipped the banner piece to form a tree shape in the geometrical design of the layout. I've inked it with alcohol ink and detail it with a button. I've added some pattern paper to the third acrylic star and highlight it's edges using some Viva Decor pearl pen. 

Hope you all find this layout inspirational! Try all the techniques that I've shared today and have some acrylic fun! Check for more close-ups and details on this layout at my blog. 

 Clear Scraps DT Member



Thankful for YOU giveaway!

Here at Clear Scraps we are so thankful for the opportunity to make your scrapbooking/crafting fun. While you are out shopping (or sleeping) this Black Friday, we are busy planning our next giveaway!

Today we have a great GIVEAWAY just for you! In time for those amazing holiday gifts and beautiful holiday photos, we have a special Christmas Stocking album just for you!



Have you checked out the acrylic albums on the Clear Scraps web site? Go check them out and leave a comment here telling us your favorite acrylic album shape. You never know, you just might win this album! We will draw a winner next Friday...don't forget the last giveaway HERE we are halfway to 50 comments, there might be 2 big winners this week!

Happy Holidays to you and yours from everyone here at Clear Scraps.



Baby it's cold outside...

♥Everyone here at Clear Scraps would like to with you a very Happy Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for our friends on the blog, the amazing design team, and every one of our customers. You make us who we are today, and we are grateful to every single one of you.♥

Now for another amazing project from our DT:


So after the (poor) photos of my published work, I now can show you the better pictures.

First I'm going to show you the House Album. I so love this album!! I covered it with lot's of embellishments as you can see.





My next project is created with a XL Deco Sheet. I can't stop working with these gorgeous sheets. I added buttons around the corner. 

Behind the corner I added some lace. Love the touch it gives...


This layout is also created with a XL Deco sheet. Here I added some mica flakes around the corner.


The final layout has some circles shapes on them. I wanted to look it like they were snowballs, so I dabbed some white acrylic paint on it. Also added some glittery stickles around the corner...



Hope you now want to grab your Clear Scraps goodies and start creating!!

Have a great day!


Matching acrylic layouts: the same, but different

I got asked to teach some classes on the weekend and the store owner wanted a Baby Girl layout and a Baby Boy layout.  Not sure whether the same people would be attending both classes, I decided to make the layouts slightly different but similar enough in technique and style that they could be displayed together somewhere.

Differences:  Colour scheme (obviously), orientation of photos, paper companies, embellishments

Similarities: Acrylic base, painted border and bubble wrap paint background, lace cardstock mat across layout, lots of "white" space, bold clear sticker titles, single feature photo spot

Baby boy layout

Baby girl layout
It doesn't take much to tie layouts together - whether you want them to look good side-by-side on a wall or next to each other in an album or mini-album.  Choose a few features or techniques that you repeat on each page....and then grow from there so that they don't all look exactly the same. 



Cathy Schellenberg

We Are family mini



Thanksgiving always seems give us the time to reflect on our most cherished blessings, and of course,family is always on the top of  anybody's list including mine. So what better way to celebrate this special holiday than with a minibook. Here's what I came up with....

We Are Family mini

We are family mini

I used the Auntie Acrylic brag book for this project. I covered the front and back with pattern paper and added a die cut title in the center. For texture, I added dots of liquid pearl onto the side of the mini. This reminds me of the studs or metal brads that you can typically see in a handbag. I also added layered flowers to the mix. The flowers are from Accent Creative Designs which is also Clear Scraps. :)

We are family mini (1)

I love the "earthy" tones of the papers but added some turquiose to the mix for that burst of freshness.

Here's a peek of the inside...


We are family mini (4)

I wanted to show off some of that beautiful Acrylic so I covered only parts of the pages. I highlighted the shapes though with liquid pearl from Viva Decor.

We are family mini (6)

I used the layered flowers as a recurring accent all through out the book.

We are family mini (7)

and here's the look from the back. Again I used same paper as I did in the front, used the pearl pen for the dots on the edges and die cut blocks to record the important details of the event.

We are family mini (9)
Because  the book had layered flowers in them, it was extra bulky. And it's just the way I like my mini!


Thanks for looking,


A thrifty acrylic Christmas gift

Christmas wall hanging layout

I am really loving the idea of homemade gifts this Christmas.  Maybe I'm just trying to avoid the mall in December...alright, I'll admit it - I hate the shopping crowds...but whatever the case, I think something like this will be more meaningful and much more appreciated than any box of chocolates could ever be.  And really, the cost of a gift like this is really, really low.  A shaped sheet of acrylic,  less than a whole sheet of patterned paper, some scraps of ribbon (no need to buy a big roll - just use up scraps and place bits and pieces here and there) , one small swirly bling embellishment cut apart and used in several places, a couple of flowers, a piece of vintage lace, and some stickles smeared with my finger around the edge for a border.  Even the snowflakes that look expensive and shiny silver, are plain chipboard snowflakes dressed up with a little silver ink from StazOn.   Oh, I also hung an acrylic Christmas ornament off one side that I ran through my Cuttlebug and inked, but you could just as easily use any other charm or stamped image or recycled Christmas card image to hang something on that side of the layout.



Cathy Schellenberg




Fabulous Friday WINNER & NEW GIVEAWAY!!!!!

As you know FRIDAY is the new GIVEAWAY day at Clear Scraps!

We really want to spread the word about the amazing acrylic products we have and we really want you all to be able to try it out! Every Friday we will host a new giveaway!


2 weeks ago you all voted on the giveaways and this is the #2 vote....

The Pennant Banner *Oh la la*


Help us get the word out there! We work hard to spread the word and you can help. We would love to see 50 comments this week! Can we do it?? Spread the word and as soon as we hit 50 a random winner will be drawn!

*one comment per person will count*

Here is last weeks' Gingerbread Banner WINNER!

Mandie Wade Sent me from Facebook. Your Gingerbread Banner is simply adorable. I would love to win.

Posted by: Charlie LaBonte | November 13, 2010 at 07:32 AM

Thanks Mandie, you rock. *YEA* Charlie, you have won a new Gingerbread Banner!

Please email your address to [email protected] and mention this blog post.

*psst* a little secret, the more followers, and the more traffic we get at Clear Scraps, the BIGGER and better the prizes, so send your friends! We have a special blog every day for inspiration!

Go spread the word, mention it on the forums/blogs! Facebook it! Tweet it! Let's get this blog hopping!


I spy Clear Scraps part deux!

Last week we asked people who love and use Clear Scraps to email in photos so we could feature the amazing talent of all Clear Scraps crafters!

Here is out first Clear Scraps fanatic!

Lisa ♥

Look at her amazing use of the Clear Scraps 12X12 acrylic sheets


And another amazing layout, she used a small piece of Clear Scraps acrylic, and ran it through her Cuttlebug to make a beautiful flower!


You have to check out her other Clear Scraps projects on her blog

We love to "spy" Clear Scraps! If you would like to be published on the Clear Scraps blog please email your information and pictures to [email protected]




U are such a poser!


Hello everyone!

Today I'd like to share a layout I made using some Clear Scraps acrylic squares that I dressed up with some liquid pearl.

U are such a poser!

U are such a poser-1

I used some My Mind's Eye paper as the background.

U are such a poser (1)

For the acyrlic itself, I got them from my  Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly pack. I just love that set. Anyways, I was inspired by the grunge feel of the background in my son's photo and I decided to color in my acrylic to blend in with the look/feel of the photos.

I smeared some Viva Decor liquid pearl on their and then smoothed it out with a foam brush. I love how the liquid pearl gives it that shine,not to mention the burst of color. *If you are going to try this technique, make sure you let your acrylic pieces dry completely before adding to your page. You don't want bold blue colors smeared all over the rest of  your layouts, do you?

U are such a poser (2)

I added some more My Mind's Eye elements here. They're all from the So Sophie collection.

U are such a poser (3)
the small letter sticker and the hand stickers are from Cosmo Cricket.

Hope this project got you inspired to get a little bit "dirty" and add texture and bold colors to your next project.


Till next time,


And the magazine cover is....CLEAR SCRAPS!

I'm soooooo proud to show you the cover of the new issue of the famous Dutch magazine 'Creatief met foto's'. I'm on the cover!!

I created 3 layouts and a mini album for my article. And all of them have Clear Scraps items on them. They published everything in the magazine.

On the cover you see 1 of the layouts where I used a XL Deco sheet. And they also printed the mini album on the cover. Yes, a Clear Scraps mini album!!

Well, here you can take a look and spot the Clear Scraps! ;-)





I promise I will show you everything with better photos very soon!

Have a great day!


Clear Scraps ATC Cards

Today I would like to share with you an ATC card that I created using  Clear Scraps ATC cards.  They come 4 to a package and let me tell ya the possabilites are endless.  You can emboss them, Die cut through them, Sew on them. Use alcohol inks, Staz-on and the list goes on.

ElisaK-ATC Adorable 1a

ElisaK-ATC Adorable 1b

Products used:
Clear Scraps ATC Card

Faber-Castell  Water Color Pencils

Gel Medium

Bazzill Flower

Vintage paper


Vintage Lace

Sizzix Embossing folder (swiss dot)


  1. Emboss the Clear Scraps Acrylic ATC card in the Sizzix Embossing folder with protective coating still on.  Once embossed remove both sides of protective coating.
  2. Apply Gel Medium on top of the embossed dots and set aside to dry.
  3. Apply a small amount of color from your water color Pencil in your choice of color to the petals of the white flower
  4. Using a paintbrush or Water pen to apply water to your color to blend it once your done set aside to dry
  5. Apply a few different colors of Water Color Pencils to a piece of scrap paper and blend the colors together.  Once dry punch out some butterflies and embellish them with pearls.
  6. Using vellum spray adhesive apply it to an old vintage book page and place the back side of the ATC card to the book page.  Trim off extra paper.
  7. Embellish the top of your ATC card with the Flower, Butterflies, some vintage lace and a word that might describe your ATC Card. 

Thanks for looking and till Next time Happy Crafting...

Elisa Kammerdiener {my blog...PerpetualStew

Clear Scaps Designer