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December 2010

Happy New Year GIVEAWAY~

Happy New Year from everyone a Clear Scraps!

We have some amazing new products coming in 2011 and everyone is so excited. You know we are giving away goodies every Friday right here on the blog and today is no different. 

This giveaway today is....a brand new chipboard album, the Chipboard Flower Brag Bag! In case you did not know Clear Scraps has some amazing chipboard products that go hand in hand with our acrylic products! This handy dandy chipboard album even comes with a handle. 



How can you win?


#2 Leave a comment....that's it! Easy peasy right?

If you blog or Facebook about it, your name will be added again but it is not required.

We also have a WINNER from last Friday's giveaway.


And last weeks winner is....*drum roll please*

I am a follower (under the name buckskinbelle) for a long time now and so glad I am! That mini album is so cool. I just finished my first acrylic album and was fairly happy with it.

Posted by: Kelly Sas | December 24, 2010 at 07:57 AM

Kelly please email [email protected] with your address♥


Making acrylic layouts easy!

Pinky here with Clear Scraps today, good morning! When I tell someone I design with Clear Scraps typically the first thing I hear is "Oh I am afraid of acrylic, I don't even know where to start"

I am here today to make it easy for you and this is the first step. A very simply but effective acrylic layout using the 12X12 Clear Scraps acrylic sheet. I guarantee once you try it you will want to learn more! I made this layout in an easy to follow design so you can see how easy working with acrylic can be. I will be making more advanced layouts and projects as time goes on.


Here is the supplies needed:

12X12 Clear Scraps acrylic sheet, 12X8 sheet of scrapbook paper, 2.5" lace (optional) XL photo 8X10 is a great size, 4.5"X 9-10" shaped paper, 4.5" die cut piece (give or take an inch), twine (optional) staples (optional)

Step1. Remove film on acrylic.

Step 2. Distress and ink 8X12 piece of patterned paper then adhere 8X12 sheet of paper to front of acrylic.

Step 3. Using vintage lace or even lace card stock adhere  lace to back of acrylic layout so the edges will show through to the front of the page.

Step 4. Adhere shaped paper in right upper corner, leaving a few extra inches on bottom and overlapping on the top edges. *refer to layout photo above*

Step 5. Adhere XL photo to middle of the page.

Step 6. Add die cut and embellishments with foam pop dots.  TheMomentLO3

Now wasn't that easy?? And the layout is fabulous and has that extra touch with the lace behind the acrylic!

Step 7. Add journaling or your own personal touches and you are done!


I really hope you decide to try acrylic, it really is amazing and beautiful too. You can find so many ideas on my blog and more tutorials, instructional videos, and family fun right here

Happy New Year everyone!!!!! 

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team/Blog Editor in Chief

Butterfly Brag Bag Album

I have been really busy the last few days. My 2 girls were having a sleepover at my husbands parents. So I had so much time to create....and I loved it!

I finished a mini album which I wanted to start a long time ago, but never found the time.

It's the acrylic version of the Butterfly Brag Bag album. I love the shape of this album.

I used vellum papers together with Glimmer Mist. That way the vellum curled up which gives a nice effect. So you see edges of the acrylic album popping behind the vellum.

Very easy and it gives you the opportunity to create an amazing album!







Don't you just love this album?

Thank you all for looking!



Acrylic Video Tutorial **

Good morning! 

At Clear Scraps you know we love acrylic but often we hear "I am afraid of acrylic". We want to help take the fear out of acrylic for you.  In order to help you understand how to use acrylic and incorporate it into your projects we will be sharing video tutorials we find and some special video tutorials from the amazing Clear Scraps Design Team!

We know you will love acrylic just as much as we do.


Our first video tutorial is from and it is a wonderful technique we often use "Embossing" check out the video, let us know what you would like to see in future videos


Leave us a comment, you might inspire the next video.


Let it snow Card

Hello Everyone...  It's me Elisa and I today I am taking a few of my favorite Clear Scraps products, Inks, gels etc and mixing them together to create a fun clear card. 

Snowflake card1a 2010

Yes even the card itself is clear.  I love the 12x12 Clear Acrylic sheets because  not only can you cut them down for cards but you can put a piece of it through your Sizzix and die cut any shape you like with your Sizzix as well as using any embossing folder you might have to add texture to your acrylic pieces.

Products used:

Simple tips and instructions.

  • Emboss your pieces first with the clear coating still on
  • Cut your 12x12 Acrylic to desired card size I did 8.5 x 5x5 and scored with the coating still on.
  • remove coating from all sides
  • Ink the back of the  snowflake with Metallic Silver StazOn
  • Using the blue Viva Glittered gel to further emboss the embossed image of the snowflake and set it aside to dry. (Takes about 30 min to 1 hour to dry)
  • Using the Krylon red shimmer pen and colored the embossed image and set aside to dry (takes just a few min)
  • While the pieces are drying punch some snowflakes out of the Bazill bling and adhered them to the front of the card using Beacon 3in1 adhesive
  • Center the Clear Scraps Buckle frame and adhered with Glue Arts Mini squares (they fit perfectly behind the embossed image)
  • center the Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake and adhered to the frame with Glue Arts Mini Square.  Tie a bow with the ribbon and add it to the top of the snowflake.
  • Using the Viva White Pearls  add some pearl dots to the snowflakes big and small aswell as the card itself and set aside to dry.

I hope you enjoyed this post and see how easy it is to use Clear Scraps Acrylic pieces as embellishments and how easy it is to hide your adhesives behide bits of color etc.

Please be sure to link us up to any of your Clear Scraps creations as we always enjoy seeing what you do with Acrylic.

Till next time.. Happy Crafting

Elisa Kammerdiener {my blog- Perpetual Stew

Clear Scraps Designer

Christmas Stocking album turned Holiday Decor

A fun way to decorate your home for the holidays with a Clear Scraps Christmas Stocking Album and some of the Holiday mini's along with scraps and bit of this and that.






Products used:

These will look great hanging from any mantel, used as a banner, along a stair case, hanging in a window etc. 

Thanks for looking and I hope this post inspired you to create some of your own.

Happy Crafting,

Elisa Kammerdiener {my blog-Perpetual Stew

Clear Scraps Designer

Merry Christmas From Clear Scraps♥ WINNER & GIVEAWAY!

Merry Christmas from everyone at Clear Scraps, we hope your holiday is full of goodness and cheer♥

We have our weekly giveaway today. If you have not seen the amazing mixable albums from Clear Scraps you should! If you are intimidated by Clear Scraps this is a great way to start. These albums have chipboard pages mixed in with the acrylic pages. Perfect for any album lover.

This is out GIVEAWAY today!

How can you win?


#2 Leave a comment....that's it! Easy peasy right?

If you blog or Facebook about it, your name will be added again but it is not required.

We also have a WINNER from last Friday's giveaway.

I am now a new follower

Posted by: Leti (iluv2craft) | December 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM


Please email [email protected] with your address :)

A quickie!

This is a super easy idea on a way to make a super quick tag. Perfect for the holidays or for a birthday or for any gift. Once I decided on what I wanted to do it all came together extremely fast. 

I started with a large Angle Tag (love that you get 2 small and 2 large in a package). Got out my Big Shot and an embossing folder. Inserted the Clear Scraps tag into the embossing folder, ran it through the Big Shot and I had one lovely embossed tag. Next  I wanted to add a little bit of color so I colored the backside of the ornaments with my Copic markers. To top it off I stamped a sentiment on the front with StazOn, added a few jewels, and some ribbon. There you have it, quick and easy!



You might even have time to make a few to put on your Christmas packages this week!

Tonya Dirk...Clear Scraps Design Team Member


Your amazing eyes

Hi you all! It's Hilde again showing you a layout where I used some yummie Clear Scraps items!

I used a XL Deco Sheet as a base on the kraft cardstock. I punched little holes around the corner of the entire sheet. I waved some lace through the holes and then added Tim Holtz ink around the entire sheet. When that was dry I added liquid pearls as a finishing touch.


From a acrylic sheet I punched some flowers which I embossed with the Big Shot. They give some nice touches to the layout. The Vintage Chipboard Frames are also Clear Scraps. They have that darker frame of it's own...I love them! You do not even have to ink them!



Have a great day and thanks for hopping by!

Hilde Janbroers

Altered Bird Frame

7 Altered Bird(resize) 

Are you all feeling inspired lately? If not, let me try to spark a little idea in you with the above altered project of mine. This is an altered bird that I've created using Clear Scraps chipboard XL bird. I've altered it into a frame. I've also used tons of Tim Holtz cool products on it.

Check out the details below.


I've used a Clear Scraps acrylic slide to frame the photograph. To add some details to the frame, I've inked it with alcohol ink and wrap part of it with tissue tapes. For more a more interesting look. I've tied some crafting wire to it.

Hope you all felt inspired after reading this post and start having some creative fun!

Supplies used: Clear products: Clear Scraps; Pattern Papers: Tim Holtz idea-ology; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink; Chipboard: Clear Scraps; Metal Embellishment: Tim Holtz idea-ology; Stickers: Tim Holtz idea-ology; Mask: Tim Holtz idea-ology; Others: Ranger Distressed Stickles, Tim Holtz idea-ology fragment, tissue tape and grungeboard, Prima pearls, Inkssentials white gel pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Ten Second Studio metal sheet, Tim Holtz Alterations, crafting wire. Adhesives: Zip Dry, Tombow and other adhesives.  


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Happy Holiday From Clear Scraps *Blog Hop Winner*

Happy Holidays from Clear Scraps to you and your family.♥

We are happy to see the blog hop was such a success, thank you all!

The blog hop winner is....*randomly drawn*

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, found some wonderful new ideas!! Thanks and Happy Holidays Everyone

Posted by: CindyM | December 19, 2010 at 06:08 AM

Cindy please email your address to [email protected] and we will get this out to you right away. 


Don't forget there is another giveaway right here FRIDAY'S POST

Check it out, you still have time, the winner will not be chosen until Friday!

In the mean time check back for more amazing, inspiring ideas from the design team. 

Thanks for hopping with us♥


You still have time to check out the Blog Hop! A winner will be chosen tomorrow!



Hello everyone! It's me, Irene here again. Today, I would like to share with you all the layout above that I've created with a little imagination of mine. In this layout, I've used two pieces from an  acrylic banner by Clear Scraps to create the wings for the photograph. Also take a look how I've used some other separate pieces to create the hand mirror.

Below are some close-ups on the wings,


I've stamped on each acrylic piece using a texture stamp and glue pad. Later, I've sprinkled some fine glitters over it. To highlight it's edges, I've dab some acrylic paint around it's edges.To further dress it up, I've applied some Stickles and pearls on it.

Try using a little imagination and make your layouts more interesting and fun!

Supplies used: Clear Products: Clear Scraps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Webster's Pages; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Clearsnap Smooch; Stamps: Stamp Enjoy; Others: Ranger Stickles, Hampton Art Glue Pad, Martha Stewart glitters, Accent Creative Designs flowers and crystals, TA Glimmer Mist, fibers, Prima pearls and crystals, Pink Paislee Artisan Element, Creative Charms Vintage brads, Prima flowers; Adhesives: Zip Dry, Scor-Tape, Tombow and other adhesives. 




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Clear Scraps Holiday Card Inspiration BLOG HOP!!!!

Are you knee deep in the holidays? Why not take a few minutes and enjoy the inspiration the amazing Clear Scraps Design Team has put together for you.


Comment on each blog, then come back here

there is a special prize we will randomly give to one lucky winner!

And the prize is....*drum roll*



You choose what you want...what is better then that?

 Get to hopping! :)

Here is the Blog Hop List

First stop is the amazing Rita

then on to the fabulously talented Tonya

then the awesome crafter Cathy

then off to the awe inspiring Hilde

then the fun and beautiful Elisa

then of course the quirky funky Pinky

then the always beautiful Grace

then right back here to Clear Scraps!


Leave a comment on all the blogs and this one too, you might just win BIG!

*winner will be chosen on Monday*

Thanks for hopping with us, we hope you found as much inspiration as we find in our designers every single day. Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays With A Winner & new GIVEAWAY!

We have a winner from last Friday's GIVEAWAY and a brand new giveaway. 

Be sure to check in to the Clear Scraps blog daily for inspiration and amazing giveaways.

This week's awesome GIVEAWAY is....

The amazing acrylic Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes! Perfect for any scrapbooking or craft  project....and that's not all....


We will throw in some XL Bird Shapes, the ones you have seen the amazing Clear Scraps designers use recently.


Just think of all the amazing projects you can complete with these.

How to enter?? You can win just by commenting/following but you can increase your chances by 4 if you play along, each entry is like a lottery ticket, the more you play the more chances to win!

#1 Be a FOLLOWER & Comment

#2 Refer a FRIEND!

#3 Facebook about this GIVEAWAY!

#4 Blog about this GIVEAWAY!

And let's not forget this weeks' WINNER!!!!!!!!!

Lesley F said:
Oh I so would love to win this. I have never made a banner and I love Love Love this banner!! Our favorite holiday tradition is making a thermos of hot chocolate and driving in the car looking at lights and ornaments. We also sing Christmas carols if you want to call it singing :0)
Lesley please email your address to [email protected] and we will get this banner out to you right away!