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March 2011

I Spy Clear Scraps *Project & Video!*

It's that time again! Time for another I-Spy and we have a fun spy today! We have a project, and further down we have a VIDEO TUTORIAL we spied! 

Remember Bree who won the MINI mini albums a few weeks ago? She was kind enough to send us her project made with the Mini Tab Album from Clear Scraps!

She did an amazing job! What an artist! Thank you Bree for sharing your project. You can find more of her work on her blog







And we spied this video that Pinky made last week, it has man handy tips using a beautiful Clear Scraps Butterfly Mini Album, you can find right here!


Do you have a project you would like featured on Clear Scraps? Let us know! Email it to [email protected], you never know we just might SPY your project next!

What's New At Clear Scraps?!

Have you seen all the new acrylic goodness in the Clear Scraps Shop?

You can find all the latest and greatest designs in the "What's New!" section of the Clear Scraps site.

Everything from the newest banner designs


to the  perfect mini album for any occasion!


Let's not forget the newest addition to Clear Scraps, the cast acrylic Tri-Fold Frames!


Something for everyone right here at Clear Scraps!

A quick little card

Happy Spring you all! Tonya here today with a quick little card. For this card I used the Mini Butterfly album. I used just one of the pieces. Grabbed a bottle of Stickles and went around the edges of the shape and then I just layered it with some other embellishments to make a focal point.



Then I used the hole that was in the tip of the wing to add a little tag with my sentiment on it.

Super easy way to welcome Spring! 

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team Member

A little help in the kitchen...

When I received one of the new Clear Scraps Tri-folds I decided that I wanted to do something functional with it. After some time pondering I came up with a clever little idea...use it as a recipe holder. You know the kind that sit out on the counter and hold your recipe for you while you are cooking?


Starting with one of Echo Park's newest lines, For the Record, I trimmed out large rectangles to fit each of the three pieces. I then used a Papertrey Ink die to make the center label and to cut out the two spiral bound notebook pieces of paper.

Do any of you have a history of going a little overboard shopping from QVC years ago? I admit, I bought way TOO much scrapping booking items from them. One of those items was a glue called "Wacky Tack". I still haven't found much use for it, but it came in handy for this idea. It is a sponge tip bottle of glue that when you put it on it is wet and when it dries creates a post-it like adhesive, one that you can reposition over and over. For this project I put it on the main large rectangle bases so that you could change the recipes and the menu and shopping lists to match each recipe.


You can see from the photo above that I took the little cut out hearts from the corners and used those as my 'O's'.



Hope this gave all of you another idea on a different way to use the new Tri-folds.

You can check out the Clear Scraps Tri-Folds HERE.

Clear Scraps Design Team Member,

Tonya Dirk

~Card Making Made Easy w/ Acrylic~

Good morning from beautiful TN! Pinky here with card making made easy! I always forget that cards come in all shapes and sizes, but lately this has been my favorite way to make cards using acrylic. 


Just make it like a postcard! I can get 4 cards out of one sheet of Clear Scraps 12X12 acrylic! Now that is the way to make a card!!


You can see I just decorate the front the same as any other card then I decorate the back and write my sentiment. Here is the back of the card. 


I actually wrote in white pen when I sent the card to my Mother in Law. Easy and everyone is so surprised to get an acrylic card! It is completely fun, and very practical. 

Happy Crafting my friends! Stay tuned for tomorrow's giveaway!

Pinky- Clear Scraps DT Coordinator

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps 12X12 page, Imaginisce Berrylicious Paper and embellishments

Happy Friday GIVEAWAY Day & We have a WINNER!

Good morning from Clear Scraps!!!

Can you believe it is already Friday once again? My favorite day of the week! We are so close to 300 followers, just  9 away and it's a party! What would a party be without a BANNER??! Clear Scraps is amazing at keeping plenty of amazing banners on hand from Birthday to Christmas!

Today's giveaway is a fun and very creative Birthday Banner!


This banner would look great at any party, or even make a great mini album!

You want to win?? You HAVE to be a FOLLOWER!!Then just leave a comment on this blog post!! & for extra chances to win....

for every person you "refer" to Clear Scraps you will get an extra entry in the giveaway raffle this week! We are at 291 followers and headed for the big 300! 

Go tell your friends! We are a friendly bunch and have so many ideas to share!!


We also have a WINNER of last weeks Mouse tri-fold frame set

I have seen some really beautiful ideas with this album. I was thinking it would be a great Mother's Day album.
I am off to share your post- not that I want to share -better chance for me to win!

Posted by: Dawnll | March 18, 2011 at 08:48 AM

Please email your name and address along with the name of your prize to [email protected]

Happy Friday and come back tomorrow for more ideas!!

Strawberry Sweet!!

You Are My Sweet Pea(resize) 

Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share this layout which I've created using Clear Scraps acrylic XL scallop shape. The paper line that I've used on this layout is the "Garden Variety" line by Cosmo Cricket. The patterns on this paper line actually inspires me for the design of this layout.

Here are some close-ups on it.


I've used a Zig Painty marker to outline the scallops and then, use Viva Decor red pearl pen to cerate the dots. I really love the look of it. Doesn't it looks liked some juicy sweet strawberries?


Hope you all like today's post and start playing with some acrylics soon! You can refer to my blog to see more close-ups and details on this layout. 


Clear Scraps DT Member

Video Tutorial- Make Your Own Dry Erase Board!

Good morning!!!! I am so excited today to share this video with you. DryEraseBoard1

While I was in Louisville, KY I helped with make & takes for Clear Scraps and this was the make & take. So fun, creative, and a great gift idea!

Check out the video below and see how easy working with acrylic really is.


P I hope you share this with all of your friends! We work very hard to help you understand using acrylic and making it fun!! Remember Friday is our giveaway day, so come back and say hello!!

Pinky- Clear Scraps DT Coordinator

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps Scalloped Square Acrylic Album, Viva Decor Pearl Pens, Stazon Metallic Ink (Gold), Stamps, Card Stock, Beacon Zip Dry.

Let It Snow-Man

Hi everyone! It's me Adora.

 Spring has officially started but not quite in our neck of the woods, here in Seattle. :)  The winter cold air seems to linger a little bit more as usual.  So, to scrap this photo of my grandson with the snowman, feels just right.  I have to say I also couldn't resist to do this layout when I saw these  Clear Scraps Mini Snowman and Mini Snowflakes,  they are the cutest. It's a great mini album but I used it to embellished this page . I really did very little in embellishing these cuties. I wanted it more to be simple and so I simply dress them up. Yup, made a little hat and scarf so easy and fast, and yet so adorable. I think :)


Thanks for looking and have a scrappy day!


Clear Scraps Design Team



You and Me *scallop acrylic album*


hello, hello!

Today I want to share with you how I altered a scallop acrylic album which debuted at recent CHA.

You and me top load album

First off, I want to say how clever Clear Scraps are to make these acrylic albums. They are top loading which is one of the easiest ways to slid your scrapbook pages in and out of the albums plus it gives you a great way to decorate the front and back of the actual album to match the pages inside. Seriously, how clever is that?!


You and me top load album (1)

So for this particular album, I added some stickles around the scallops on both the front and back side of the album cover. I love doing this little step because it adds some shine to the pieces as well as emphasize it's shape. After all, acrylics are clear and it needs that little boost of color and shape emphasis.


You and me top load album (2)

I then covered the front and back with pattern paper. I used papers from My Mind's Eye for this particular album and I loved how the shaped pattern paper that I used in the front had the scallop edge which went well together with the shape of the album.


You and me top load album (3)
For acrylic pieces, make sure you mirror your design, especially on the placement of your papers so that your adhesive wont' show.


So that's it. Make sure you check out these and other new stuff from Clear Scraps here.


Till next time,


Album of the "First"

First Mini Album(resize) 

I'm sure we have many many "first" in our and our love ones lives. They are definitely worth scrapping about! Today, I would like to share with you all an album of mine titled "First". This album documents my son's first day in grade one.

I've used the acrylic travel brag bag album by Clear Scraps to create this album. The "school zone" paper line by Moxxie is perfect for this album. Below are some details and pages in this album.


I've used some Viva Decor pearl pen to detail on every embellishment and page.
First Mini Album (Page 2)(resize) 

First Mini Album (Page 4)(resize) 

First Mini Album (Page 7)(resize) 

This is such a fun and colourful album to create. Now, make sure you capture some pictures of your "firsts" and start scrapping them! 


Clear Scraps DT Member

Make a splash!

The new Clear Scraps Expressions Clear Word titles are amazing for layouts of course, but in this case, I chose to make mine into a card.  It's a slightly oversized card (5"x7") to accomodate the word SPLASH which is about 6" long.  I used 2 colours of paint, applied with bubblewrap and matted it on white to give the acrylic an extra 3 layers of colour against the blue card.


  Splash card - Clear Scraps Expressions

I'm sure there are a hundred other cards you can think of with the other Small Expressions Clear Word Titles, such as:  Believe, Family, Friends, Dream, Smile!, and many more.  Check them out here:  Expressions



Happy Friday Mousey Fun GIVEAWAY Day & WINNER!

Good morning Clear Scraps fans! Happy Friday to all, and it is a beautiful day.

Let's have some fun today with a NEW GIVEAWAY and new from last week!

How about this FUN and so useful Mouse Tri-Fold Frame set?!! This frame just ties together with tulle or ribbon and you place your photos. There are so many examples of these frames in the last 2 months on this blog, go check them out!


You want to win?? You HAVE to be a FOLLOWER!! Then just leave a comment on this blog post!! & for extra chances to win....

Let's try a new idea....for every person you "refer" to Clear Scraps you will get an extra entry in the giveaway raffle this week! We are at 266 followers and headed for 300! 

Go tell your friends! We are a friendly bunch and have so many ideas to share!!


Now for last week's winner!!!! The awesome Carriage Album

This is such a cute album!!! Congrats to Bree and good luck ladies!

Love the fabulous inspiration on here!

Posted by: Rhonda V. | March 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Please email your address to [email protected] with the item you won and we will get the Carriage album right out to ya!

Lucky banner + how to tutorial


Hello everyone.

Today I wanted to share with you a project I made using the beautiful acrylic banner that Clear Scraps offer.


I decided to make a banner with the lucky theme to coincide with St. Patrick's day which we celebrate this month. Let me share with you how I did this project....


first I gathered my supplies. I wanted the project to be mainly green in color to emphasize the theme so that's the first thing I gathered. NOTE: I tend to create as I go. That's my main process so you will notice that in this pile, I've used some and tossed others.


After gathering my supplies, I peeled the protective film over the acrylic banners and painted them green using glitter paint from Tattered Angels. I love that this will give the acrylics some color and shimmer too.


Then I cut some papers from Jillibean soup that will go inside the banners. To make sure it'll fit perfectly inside, I measured the banner first and then subtracted 1/2" from that number for the size of my papers.


I then worked on the papers that will hold my letter stickers. I wanted it to have that corrugated feel that Jillibean Soup in known for so I brougth out my paper crimper (BTW, who still uses this today?) and added some texture to kraft colored cardstock. I also rounded the corners.


After that, I layered it onto yellow cardstock and trimmed the edges of that with scallop scissor. When that was done, I added my letter stickers (from Basic Grey) onto the blocks.


I love all the textures and designs on the letter blocks.


I then worked on the acrylic some more by adding Stickles glitter glue around the edges to emphasize the shape of it. I then walked away for a bit to let the project dry before continuing.


When the glitter glue was dried, I inked the pattern papers' edges with brown ink. See that mishap on the paper? too much inking. I'm not worried about that though because I can cover that with flower later on.


Next on the process was assembling the banner. I adhered the pattern papers and letter blocks on top of the acrylic banners.


Next comes the fun part...embellishing the banner. I grabbed my green flowers and some green bling and pearls and went to town with them.


I decided to layer a bunch of flowers together and finished it off with a green bling. I added three of these and for the other two banners, I added a felt butterfly (from Jenni Bowlin Studios) plus a punched out butterfly using Martha Stewart Crafts punch using more Jillibean Soup paper.


After that I worked on putting each banner together. I did this with tying a grosgrain green ribbon and tying it into a ribbon.


This is how I did the edges. I needed a long piece so I can hang it up and then made a bow which I adhered onto the acrylic.


The bows were looking a bit plain to me so I added more bling to it. I decided to go with red to make the shine of the bling pop up against the green ribbon.

So there you have it. Here's another look at the finished banner and some close ups....






I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and was inspired to make your very own lucky banner.

Till next time,