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December 2010

More Holiday Ornaments & BLOG HOP coming soon!

Before we share Cathy's amazing inspiration with everyone, we wanted to be sure to let you all know that Saturday the 18th of December Clear Scraps is hosting a

Holiday Card Blog Hop! So much inspiration and a great prize to! So stay tuned...Now back to your regularly scheduled BLOG ♥

I have one more set of Christmas ornaments to show you.  This package of 4 ornaments I made into a set that, when complete and in order, spell out NOEL.  I've used  a few of the same techniques as the last set...and a few new ones:

Here's the comlete set:

Noel ornaments 1

I found a large set of die cut letters from My Mind's Eye, sprayed them with Glimmer Mist, inked the edges and set them aside.  I took my 4 ornaments and ran them through my Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls folder.   I slid a Teal StazOn ink pad along the  de-bossed side, not the raised embossed side, leaving the embossed swirls clear, without colour.  Then I finished the edges of the ornaments with silver metallic StazOn.  I attached my letters to my ornaments with these beautiful jeweled brads from SEI (punching my holes first with my Crop-a-dile).  They're simple, but lovely hung in a row to spell out NOEL.
Noel ornaments 2

Noel ornaments 3



Can't wait to see your Christmas decorations!

Clear Scraps DT Coordinator:  Cathy Schellenberg

~Escaping the winter with springtime cheer

Good morning from a frigid morning in TN!

I love the holidays and winter itself but sometimes I need to escape in my craft room and remember spring and my baby chickens just to lift my spirits.  On this fun layout I used the XL Deco shape from Clear Scraps and the Garden party papers from Imaginsce.


I have to say when I was done with this layout, I was smiling!


I love all seasons but it's fun to mix it up sometimes and scrap the seasons ahead.

Have a wonderful day today, Happy Holidays from this pink heart to you♥

Pinky Hobbs

Clear Scraps DT

Acrylic Christmas Tree Ornaments


This 4-pack of Christmas ornaments from Clear Scraps is a very quick & easy way to either decorate your own tree or house, or make something special for that person on your list you want to remember for Christmas.  There are so many things you can do with acrylic  - especially this thin extruded acrylic that the ornaments are made of - that you're limited only by your own imagination, really. 

Here's what I did to dress up these little acrylic pieces:

Joy:  White paint on the back, painted over a mask of Magic Mesh, and backed with Teal StazOn when the paint was dry; Hambly Screenprint transparency frames on the front (adhered with Tombow Vellum adhesive); Letters by Basic Grey, outlined with pen; Jewels across the top by Glitz Designs; Misc. beads and a charm hung down one side and a ribbon to tie it all to the tree. 

CS Christmas Ornaments - teal (1)


Noel: Paint and ink, letters,  jewels and overlay(same as Joy); Snowflake die cut adhered with a brad (punch a hole for the brad with your Crop-a-dile);  More beads on a wire wrapped around the ornament.

CS Christmas Ornaments - teal (3)

Merry & Bright:  Paint and ink, jewels and overlay (same as Joy); Merry & Bright rub-on adhered to the front of the acrylic.
CS Christmas Ornaments - teal (2)

Snowflake: Paint and ink, jewels and overlays (same as Joy); Rub-on circle design on front of acrylic and a snowflake charm adhered to the center of the circle with a glue dot.CS Christmas Ornaments - teal (4)

I chose to keep my ornaments all in the teal/black/white colour combo but the possibilities are endless, especially with the variety of paints and inks available today.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!


Clear Scraps DT Coordinator:  Cathy Schellenberg

Holiday Milestones


Most of you who are parents out there, will agree with me I'm sure, when I say that kids seem to grow like weeds.  I'm never quite sure how they got so big and how the last year seemed to slip away so fast.  For that reason, I love to do layouts of my kids at Christmastime.  Actually - for several reasons.  First - I love to document this season in their lives and have a record of how they looked and how big they were.  Secondly, we usually get family photos done around this time of year anyway so it's really easy to incorporate that Christmas card photo into a layout.  And thirdly, almost as easy as making myself a layout, is duplicating the same layout and making a quick & easy gift for grandparents or someone else who my kids don't see very often.

Winter 2009

This is the photo I used on Christmas cards last Christmas (2009).  I can't wait to get my photos back from the printer this year to see the changes in my kids side by side in my album.


Happy Holidays!  Keep that camera handy!

Clear Scraps DT coordinator: Cathy Schellenberg

Easy gifting for the holidays

Happy Holidays from Clear Scraps!

Have you checked out the amazing holiday selections of Clear Scraps products? The albums and easy to use acylic shapes are perfect for gifts and to preserve those holiday memories.

This is just one of the many holiday shapes provided by Clear Scraps, the Tree Album. Perfect as a gift...just decorate and leave room for holiday pictures, or preserve last years memories in one album. There are hundreds of ways to use this high quality album.


What is your favorite holiday shape product from Clear Scraps? What would you love to see?

We love hearing from you. Have a beautiful weekend from everyone here at Clear Scraps.

Romance is in the air!

Yesterday I felt like a shabby chic mood was coming up. I really wanted to create a romantic layout. I also challenged myself to get my ink, embossing plates and stickles. Yes, I wanted a mess on my table when I would finish this layout...:-)

I used a XL Deco Sheet as a base. I always tell you I love them, and I still do! With silver and white ink I dabbed around the border of the sheet. Behind the sheet I now could easily add some glue to add the lace border. ( which I punched out of paper ).


I love making my own flowers using the Big Shot machine we once received from Sizzix who sponsored the DT! I can't thank them enough for that amazing gift!

I used a Acrylic Sheet ( a must have! ) to punch out some flower shapes. Then I embossed them to create a nice texture on the flower leaves. I also added some ink and liquid applique to decorate them. Together with flower shapes which were punched out of paper you can create amazing flowers!


To keep the focus on the photos I used these amazing Clear-N-Chip Chloe Vintage Frames. They come in chipboard and in acrylic. I embossed the acrylic shapes and added silver ink. 



Have a great day and keep stalking the Clear Scraps blog for much more inspiration!




~Vintage Acrylic Love♥

Good morning!!!!


It's a beautiful and very cold day today. I love it,
I am so ready for snow....hopefully it will soon then I will
feel ready for Christmas.
This week we are slowly but surely decorating and I am
feeling the holiday spirit for sure ♥
I love mixing old and new scrap products like
acrylic and vintage lace...I think it adds such a lovely
touch and it reminds me of my grandmother and history.
For the base I used a 12X12 Clear Scraps acrylic page then I cut
out the Hambly Doily Overlay and placed it on the acrylic, then covered it in lace.

I also love adding Platinum Paint to my layouts when I
do vintage looking pages. I used the Folk Art Metallic Taupe
paint because it looks just like Platinum.
I also spritzed the journaling spots with Spun Sugar Smooch
for a more aged vintage look with shimmer.♥
I wish I could have captured all the detail on this layout.
I used almost a whole box of flowers from Imaginisce, I love
how they layered and the tulle flowers in the box.
I also used the i-rock and the swirls template that is so hard to find.
♥Ohh La La♥


Thanks for looking, stay tuned for more giveaway and fun!


Clear Scraps Design Team


Good morning from Clear Scraps....are you ready for some fun today?


This Acrylic Believe Banner is sure to make your holidays bright, from the beautiful banner pieces to the shiny stars and amazing tree, your decor will be festive and fun!



We are giving one away today!

Just leave a comment and let us know your favorite holiday winner will be randomly chosen next Friday.


Now on to the MINI Winner!

We had such fun with all the comments Wednesday and Thursday, you know we do read ever comment on the blog and love them! And the WINNER IS!!

Love that cute little mini....Pick me....pleeeese!

Posted by: Lindy | December 08, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Lindy please email [email protected] with your address and we will get this right out to you!

Have a wonderful day!


Create your own flowers

As you might have noticed Clear Scraps has a great product called 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets. These sheets are gorgeous and multi functional!

You can emboss them, punch them, use them to create a mini album and so on.

On this layout I cut off a piece of the acrylic sheet and used it with the Big Shot Cutting machine. I cut out some nice flowers. Then I embossed them using the same machine.

Then combining the acrylic flowers with the paper flowers I also cut, you can create gorgeous flowers!



Have fun creating with Clear Scraps!

Hilde Janbroers

Happy Holiday *mini* GIVEAWAY

Happy Holidays from your friends at Clear Scraps!

We love doing giveaways and wanted to do a MINI GIVEAWAY today...literally ♥

This is the Christmas Tree MINI and one lucky winner will be chosen on Friday for this great Clear Scraps product, and FRIDAY we will host our regular GIVEAWAY!



Let's have fun with it, spread the word ♥

Here at Clear Scraps we work hard to make sure you have the best ideas for your crafty projects, be sure to check back daily for inspiration and weekly for GIVEAWAYS! 

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!

Christmas is in the air.

At least at my house. I have been BUSY crafting away. I will be a vendor in a local bazaar here and have been making all sorts of things to sell. How about you all? Anybody making anything? ;)

Here is a great idea for a way to put your Clear Scraps to use for the holidays. How about making some gift tags. The ATC cards are a great way to do that. Did you all know that most of the Clear Scrap pieces can be run through your embossing folders? The effect is absolutely lovely on the clear acrylic. On this project I used three different christmas/wintery embossing folders. Then I just added a "to/from" stamped die cut tag and a cute little stocking stamped die cut shape and hung those from the same hole that I punched for my ribbon and voila! Easy as pie (well, if you're using a premade crust). 



Then I just made a cute little decorative pocket to hold all of the tags. Now my tags will make a great little gift for someone special!

Thanks for peeking.

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps design team member

Magical layouts...& WINNER!

 Magical pictures deserve magical layouts don't you think?  Sometimes everything falls into place and you get some great shots. Soon the weather will change here (like tommorow - we will get lots of snow) and it will get harder to get candid shots.

Every Princess has a story and when you open up the castle you will find the journal inside... I used the castle acrylic mini album from as a template! I traced it onto cardstock, cut out the shapes and put the castle back together with foam squares in between. I used lots of Shimmerz to paint the cardstock. The middle of the book opens to  reveal the journaling inside...


                                     I really had fun drawing and then making this layout come to life. I don't always do that but when I saw all the gorgeous glitter paper I knew I had to go for it! The rainbow, the frog and the clouds were drawn and cut out by me.

Supplies: All papers are from Best Creations (including the glitter paper!), lace ribbon Spare Parts, gold ribbon Offray, Flower gems KaiserCraft, Pearls ZVA Creative, Mist – Shimmerz, Gold foil stickers Craft n’ Crafting, Grunge board brackets & crown Tim Holtz- Ranger, brads Spare Parts, Adhesive Tombow & Glue Dots ® , Alphas Prima & American Crafts
Thanks for looking!
I wanted to add the WINNER from last Friday's GIVEAWAY! ♥

They're all great albums.
I like the Acrylic Skirted Tag.

Posted by: Cari Locken | November 26, 2010 at 03:08 PM

Please email [email protected] for your fun prize!

Christmas Ornaments (Clear Scraps + Tombow project)


Hello everyone.  Clear Scraps have teamed up with Tombow adhesive for this very fun and inspirational blog hop. And here's what I came up with....

Christmas Ornaments


For this assignment I decided to go with the Holiday theme since it's right around the corner.
I used the acrylic Christmas ornament shapes from the Clear N Chip Believe pack of Clear scraps as my base. I layered it with pattern paper but decided to place the paper behind the shape instead of over it because I loved the sheer effect the acrylic adds to the project. I used Tombow's vellum adhesive with it and I could swear, you cannot see the adhesive through the acrylic piece, it's that clear. Amazing product!
To give the edges a finished look, I added liquid pearl around each shape. This technique also gave the ornaments it's shape emphasis.

It was pretty much "play" after that. I worked with one basic sketch for each ornament with one element going horizontal (ribbon, strip of paper, words) and a collage of items in a vertical manner (i.e. handcut shapes, bows, flowers, stickers). And then I finished it off with a green ribbon on top so I can easily decorate my Christmas tree with them. Here's the look of each acrylic piece....






The Tombow adhesives really made this project easy peezy!
Happy Holidays everyone!

Products used:
Clear N Chip Believe pack- Clear Scraps
Paper- Jovial, Basic Grey
Adhesives- (Vellum, dot adhesive and multi liquid glue) Tombow
Flowers and bling- Accent Creative Designs
Liquid pearl- Viva Decor
Trims and tools- own scrtapbook stash

Christmas is coming...***Featuring Tombow***

Actually in some ways it feel a bit like it has already been here. When we received our most recent design team boxes from Clear Scraps I couldn't wait to see what was inside. First, and obviously so was a ton of BRAND SPANKIN' new Clear Scraps. Bet you wish I could show it all to you huh? Well, that is going to have to wait a while, right now it's all a big secret. One of the many other items that were in those boxes was a lovely little pile of Tombow adhesives. WOW! There was a lot...they were so generous with us! I put it right to the test making the following card.


I used the Tombow Permanent Adhesive roller to adhere my paper to the card base and then I used Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid glue to adhere my Clear Scraps Decorative Frame to the card and to apply my chipboard centerpiece to my snowflake. 

Wondering how I made my Clear Scraps Decorative Frame look like that? First, I stamped white snowflakes on the backside of it with white Staz On ink. After that dried I painted around the inside of the frame with red paint, once again on the backside of the frame. 

Other products used:

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather (chipboard centerpiece from this line as well), Stamps: Basic Grey and Papertrey Ink, Dies: Spellbinders, Vintage Safety Pin: Making Memories.

Thanks for taking a peek,

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Clear Scraps **featuring Tombow**

I was so happy to receive some fun Tombow products in my DT box. I have never had the change to work with Tombow products before, so I was really curious about them.

Well I can tell you, the adhesive is perfect! It glued my acrylic embellishment on my layout in a second.

I created a layout where I added the hearts of the mini heart album. I used the Big Shot cutting machine to emboss the hearts. It gives them such a great texture!

With the Tombow Dual Brush Pens I colored the hearts. I mixed them with a white pen to create a softer tone.

And of course I used the Tombow adhesive on the layout.




I used Pink Paislee papers which were given to the Clear Scraps DT by Pink Paislee!!

Have a nice day,