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February 2011

Another way to use glitter.

I will admit...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE glitter. I don't care if it's messy and I end up wearing it all day. I adore the sparkle and dimension of it. For this project I started with a large 12x12 scallop shape page, and grabbed my Scor-tape and glitter. 

Then I simply ran a line of Scor-Tape from the center of each scallop on the edge toward the center of the page.  I decided to use 4 different colors of glitter. So, I took the protective top coat off of every 4th strip of tape and then applied one color to those four strips and then so on until I had all four colors done.

Super easy, super quick, and great staying power. Once you have brushed the excess glitter off of the Score-Tape the rest of the glitter stays nicely adhered to the tape.




Products: All from My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy line except for the transparency is from Glitz.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today!

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Acrylic Flowers


Hello everyone! It's Irene here again. Today, I would like to share with you a layout that I've created using some Clear Scraps acrylic flowers. Besides the acrylic stars in my last blog post, the acrylic flower is the next most used item on tons of my projects.

Here are some details on it.


Here are the steps to create the flowers.

1) Ink the acrylic flower with various alcohol inks. You can combine a few colours of alcohol ink. Use an alcohol ink applicator to create the marble effect.

2) Use a scissors to cut in between each petal of the acrylic flower. Tip: Do not cut all the way to the middle.

3) Turn the flower over to it's back and use a black Zig Painty marker or acrylic paint to highlight the edges of the flower. 

4) Turn the flower to its front and then punch a hole in the middle of it. Fold up all the petals.

5) Highlight the edges of each petal with Stickles. 

6) Fold a paper doily with pleats to form a circle and ink it's edges with distress ink. Attach it to the middle of the acrylic flower and onto the layout with a decorative brad.

Isn't this easy? You can create these acrylic flowers in tons of different colours to match your projects. If you can't find a paper doily, why not use a flower punch and punch out a paper flower to add to the acrylic flower instead. Try it! You can check out more details on this layout at my blog


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WINNER, NEW GIVEAWAY & Upcoming Classes from Clear Scraps!

Good morning! Have you seen what is happening with Clear Scraps and the classroom?

We have added a new tab above that shares our classes in your area, be sure to check it out!

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Ok on to a NEW GIVEAWAY!!!!

How about a brand new Clear Scraps BUTTERFLY Album!


All you have to do is FOLLOW The Clear Scraps BLOG and leave a comment....and we have a BONUS today...if we get 40 NEW FOLLOWERS we will throw in an extra winner...on top of the weekly winner!!!!! **This week if we reach 50 new followers (that would be 284 total followers this week!!! The winner will receive a mini album of her or his choice**

One PRIZE for the person who recommended and one for your friend.

Go tell your friends and make sure they leave a comment saying " *insert name here* SENT ME!" 

Let's give out some extra prizes!!!!!!!!


The winner of last Friday's prize is....

A new follower:D love your blog, looking forward to many more inspirations. Happy weekend.

Posted by: Tenny | February 18, 2011 at 01:15 PM

Tenny please email your address and what you won to and congrats!!!

Thank you for coming by and saying hello!



A Wave!

MLO Mini Album(resize) 

Don't you just love this new "Wave" album by Clear Scraps? It's so versatile for any theme you have in mind. I've used the "Wave" album to create the album above which features the pictures taken during some of my workshops at Memories Live On, Cupertino.  If you look at the cover of the mini album in detail, you will see that I've also used some acrylic circles on it.

Below are some pages in this album.



This "Wave" album would be perfect for any Spring or Summer photographs that you might capture during these few months ahead. You all could refer to my blog for more close-ups and details on this album.

Supplies used: Clear products: Clear Scraps; Pattern Papers: Memento; Inks: Ranger Ink, Tsukineko; Stamps: Stamp Enjoy; Others: Creative Impressions ribbons, Accent Creative Designs flowers, crystals and acrylic flourishes;  Viva Decor pearl pen, Tombow and Beacon adhesives.


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Clear Scraps for cardmakers

I would consider myself a card-maker at heart.  Long before I began actual "scrapbooking" as I know it today, I was putting stickers on paper and sending them to people LOL.  I still love the sending/giving aspect of cards as a way of blessing people and as an artist, I still love the smaller size of a card canvas to work on.  But smaller size, doesn't mean I can't incorporate some of my favourite the Clear Scraps Minis.  It just means, that instead of one mini-album, I get 5 cards for my $$. 


For this particular card, I used Ranger alcohol ink to dye the tree and Copics to add brown to the trunk.  The hole in the top, intended for the ring to hold the whole album together, makes a perfect place to add a ribbon or brad to embellish my tree.







***Butterfly photo tutorial***


It's Hilde again with a fun photo tutorial to show you.

I thought of this tutorial when I was lying in bed and I knew this would work!! You will have so much fun creating these selfmade butterflies!

You need to have a 12 x 12 inch acrylic sheet to create lots of butterflies.

You also need some stazon ink and a butterfly stamp.


Stamp the image onto the acrylic sheet:


Cut out the image:


Now comes the fun part! Use your heattool to heat up the acrylic. It will become flexible and you can curl up the wings.

Be careful because your fingers will become hot!!


And as a final touch you can decorate the butterfly with stickles and pearl dots.


Don't they just look awesome?!!!!




I think I will try something like this with flower images soon!

Have a great day,



Combining acrylic for wall hangings

Combining the brand new Cast Acrylic Home Decor pieces and the Large Expressions Words is one of my favourite new things to do.  I've made 2 pieces in the last few weeks that I'm really happy with. 


One is for Christmas - over, I know...but I'll be pulling this out year after year I think to hang on my black refrigerator.  The word BELIEVE I coloured gold with the gold metallic StazOn and then added red jewels from Kaisercraft.  I also used the gold ink to stamp a swirl design on the new cast acrylic frame.  A few flowers, some Basic Grey stickers and a border of red rickrack finish off the whole thing and I used a red ribbon I found at my thrift store to hang it.


The second one I made, I changed it up a little and instead of layering the word on the frame, I punched holes in the word and hung it with chains underneath. 


I embellished both types of acrylic with a ton of Viva Decor's glitter gel and paints, Heidi Swapp flowers, random buttons and beads (held on with a big goopy mess of Glossy Accents) and some KI Soup letters.  I'm excited to hang this in my daughter's room which, by the way, I just painted in Snow Cone Green and bright teal.


Thanks for stopping by!


Chipboard Flower Brag bag!

Rita Barakat here with a mini!!!


 I love mini albums because they are small and quick, easy to start and finish a project! In one (ok maybe a couple) sitting(s)! For this mini I used a totally cute chipboard mini album “Chipboard flower brag bag” from Clear Scraps. A good base with a fun shape is a plus!





Supplies used:   Chipboard flower brag bag” from Clear Scraps,   Shimmerz Vibez spray in “Sea Monkey” and ”Hermit the Frog”, Shimmerz Spritz in “Sapphire”,   Shimmerz Pearls in “Blue By u”
Cover :  Paper- KaiserCraft, bird, stencil  and  flower Prima, velvet ribbon American Crafts
Pg2: Paper-Glitz “love nest Scrapbooking paper layres”, Small acrylic flower- Clear Scraps, Bling-TPC Studios. Pg3: vellum-Hambly Screen Prints, Flowers-ZVA Creative. PG4: Paper- Pink Paislee ”Parisian Anthology” House of Three, Flowers-ZVA Creative, ribbon flowers -“Bloomers” by  Websters Pages, velvet ribbon- American Crafts. Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens(R)


Using the Bind-it-All with Clear Scraps


I bought myself a Bind-it-All for my birthday a few years ago, never dreaming that still to this day, it would be one of my favourite tools.  I had planned to just make little sketch books for my kids to have in church and maybe a journal or two for myself.  Imagine my excitement when I realized I could punch through my Clear Scraps acrylic with it!!! 


I make this little sample journal (2 Clear Scraps ATCs, and some paper cut from recipe cards) for the technique sample display at CHA this year.  Such a cute size that I'm going to make a whole pile of these for my school kids I think...or for birthday party goodie bags!



Be true album (2) And even the slightly thicker acrylic in the Clear Scraps Albums is no match for the Bind-it-All.  This album, originally intended to attach together with a ring on the left-hand-side, now attaches with a wire coil across the top, allowing me even more room inside for paper, pictures and journaling.  Try it....I'm certain you'll be making journals for everyone you know in no time!




It's FRIDAY!! Time for a winner and a FUN PET FRIEND GIVEAWAY!

Good morning from Clear Scrap Headquarters! Are you ready for another winner and another FABULOUS GIVEAWAY?!! I know we are!!!

We have a special PET FRIENDLY GIVEAWAY today! At Clear Scraps we try to cover all of life's memories including the most beloved pet. Today's giveaway is special to any animal lover.

First of all the fun Mini Dog Bone ALBUM!


But that's not all....we have MORE! We have special BRAND NEW Pet friendly EXPRESSIONS in face the new Expressions Small Woof!


and that is not more special Expression for the cat lover in you...Expressions Small Purrfect


We love our pets as much as you do and hope you find joy in this giveaway all about our furry friends.


Thank you all for last week's turn out! We almost hit out goal! It gets closer each week!!!! You all are such amazing friends, thank you for passing the word along and this week we will have the same special EXTRA GIVEAWAY running!!

All you have to do is FOLLOW The Clear Scraps BLOG and leave a comment....and we have a BONUS today...if we get 50 NEW FOLLOWERS we will throw in 2 extra winners...on top of the weekly winner!!!!! **This week if we reach 50 new followers (that would be 283 total followers this week!!!) The winner will receive a mini album of her or his choice**

One PRIZE for the person who recommended and one for your friend.

Go tell your friends and make sure they leave a comment saying " *insert name here* SENT ME!" 

Let's give out some extra prizes!!!!!!!!

Now for last week's WINNER....

Following! Love to win this for our upcoming Disney Cruise!

Posted by: Mel H | February 11, 2011 at 08:47 AM

Monique Fox


Mel please email your address to for your prize!!!

Awesome New Tri-Fold Butterfly Frames with Pinky

Good morning from beautiful TN!

What a beautiful week it has been and it makes me think of SPRING!

I made this frame using the brand new cast acrylic product from Clear Scraps and it was so much fun!

This is called the Tri Fold ButterflyFrame

If you want to take this class LIVE I will be in Mt. Juliet TN Sunday 2/20/2011

at The Scrap Room 615-758-9596



This could easily be turned into a Mini Album and you could make it as PINK or BLUE as you want

with these amazing Garden Party Papers from Imaginisce!

Perfect for those spring photos!

Have a great day!

Pinky Clear Scraps DT Coordinator

Don't know what to do with acrylic?

Hi all! Rita  Barakat here and recently I have been hearing over and over again that people love the look of acrylic but don't know what to do with it. Well Clear Scraps just came out with these Tri Folds in cast acrylic and I thought this would be a good opportunity to address some of those fears. It looks gorgeous with vellum and pattern papers.  I cut out several flowers to adorn the bottom of the frame. I used ribbon to hold the frame together. Rub ons work great on acrylic -all the words you see here are rub ons.

I used Glossy Accents to adhere the paper onto the small butterflies. The small round flowers are a lighter acrylic and I embossed those with the Cuttlebug. I also used Shimmerz then held the frames in place with Glossy Accents.

Because of the gorgeous clear crisp look of the Cast acrylic I wanted to leave some of the parts blank - also allowing it to blend in wherever I choose to display this project. The cast acrylic is thicker, stronger and cannot be cut or embossed. ( At least not by us- look at those butterflies!)

Think of Acrylic as a pattern paper for your background- don't cover all of it up, but don't be afraid to just go for it like a scrapbook page!

Design Team Member

More Acrylic Stars

Pleasant Surprise(resize) 
Today, I would like to share with you all a recent layout that I've created using some fun Clear Scraps acrylic stars! I'm sure some of you had seen me using these little fun acrylic pieces over and over again. Yes! It's that addictive and versatile! It is a simple 1, 2, 3 step to dress up these acrylic stars and use it on your projects. I'll explained more below.



I used these acrylic stars as shapes of layering on this layout. I've traced the star onto the pattern papers and then cut them out to attach to the acrylic stars from its back.  If you want to decorate it further, simply just add some details using pearl pens. I've used Viva Decor's pearl pen on my star and later add some other pieces on top of it.

Isn't this simple? I know most of us are a little lost when it comes to boys pages as we will try to avoid any flowers on them. These stars are so versatile as its perfect for any boys, girls, masculine or feminine projects. Check out my blog for more details on this layout. Enjoy! 


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Love is the theme.

It's that time of the year where everything is coming up pink, red, and white. Valentine's day is upon and us and love is in the air. In honor to help celebrate this day I made a banner to string across our mantle.

Using the Clear Scraps Small Pennant Banner and some My Mind's Eye papers I created a banner with love in mind.



I started by adhering glitter around each pennant piece using Scor-tape.


Next I trimmed out the inside piece of paper making sure that the acrylic was visible between the glitter and the paper.


Then I inked the edges, sewed around the edges and die cut the center with a heart shape die. Did this for each of the pennant pieces.


Next I die cut the pink pieces along the top, inked and sewed those.  Applied the brads to each center and tied a bow with baker's twine on each of them.


Next, I adhered those strips to the tops of each pennant piece using pop dots.


The next step was to apply to the letter stickers with pop dots and then adhere the pearls on each side of the letter stickers.  


Lastly,  I stamped the birdies and dyed some seam binding to match and tied the pieces all together.


Hope you all have a wonderful and lovely Valentine's Day!

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team Member