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September 2011

New GIVEAWAY & Have You Entered??!

Good morning from Clear Scraps!!

OK all you crafty fans, have you entered the first



You could win big! We are so excited to see your talent showcased!

This week we have seen many techniques and beautiful banner, mini albums from our incredible Design Team.

Are you ready to try your own??

How about today we giveaway not one but 2 brand new MINI albums! It is FALL and that means FOOTBALL season is here, which also means cheerleading fun.

How about a Mini Helmet Album & a Mini Megaphone Album



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Happy Fall From Clear Scraps

Spooky Glitter


The front page of these Mini Pumpkin Ornaments are so cute with their cut out eyes, nose and mouth that I couldn't resist using mine on a Halloween Card.  I wanted the cut out parts to stay black - like a big hollow pumpkin so I made a card front out of layers of black and orange.  For the pumpkin itself, I covered the front page of this album with a sheet of Glue Arts' 5x5 Wall Art Adhesive and then trimmed the excess off with an X-acto knife.  I poured on superfine glitter and burnished it with my fingers.   After adhering this pumpkin to the front of my card, I finished off the card with a ribbon and a sentiment from SRM Press.








Hello hello!!! It's me Adora! Do you like the changing weather??? One thing for sure here in Seattle. FALL has arrived,  loud and clear! :)  such a change from the last few days we had. Oh WEll!!

Anyhow, today I will share with you this birthday banner I made for my niece , Audrianna. I love making this banner for my nieces.  Part of it is because they love it, they think I am the best Auntie!!! :)  and they look forward getting something hand made and personalized from me.

Here are the supplies I used:  Clear Scraps Birthday Banner;  Pink Paislee Papers; 7Gypsies Tags; Martha Stewart Punch; Heidi Swapp Plastic Alphabet.





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Mini-MINI Travel Album

Good morning, Pinky here from TN.

Do you ever wonder what to do with those contact sheets, or those photo booth photos? I have an idea for you, these Clear Scraps MINI albums are perfect for those MINI photos. For this project I used the Clear Scraps MINI Card Album and the Imaginisce Bon Voyage papers to creat a MINI Vacation album.


You can see there is plenty of room for the mini photos, and I will be filling it up just as soon  as we take a trip. Or maybe I will give it to a friend who just got back from a trip....OHHHH the possibilities!!! 


The fun thing is, you can throw them in your purse or on  your key ring so it's ready for a quick glimpse into your vacation know what they say...sharing is caring and it's totally true with vacation photos too!


I added some Jute to the ring for an extra pop of fun.


So next time you get a contact sheet from your photos, grab a Clear Scraps Mini album.


Or next time you have a friend who takes a cruise or travel's abroad get one of these ready for a special gift.


I am so excited about how Clear Scraps is helping me to preserve those special memories in UNIQUE and beautiful ways. 

Have a blessed day...Happy Travels!

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team

Heat embossing on acrylic

I like to heat emboss on my Clear Scraps acrylic.

It is possible on the really thin acrylic as well if you’re really, really careful but it works beautifully on the thicker, album-weight acrylic.

Butterfly quote layout

  This butterfly is one page from the Acrylic Butterfly album from Clear Scraps.

  I coloured the back of the whole shape with Cranberry Alcohol ink and Pearl Mixative.  Then, I stamped on the front with a swirl stamp (Autumn Leaves) in Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled the whole stamped area with silver embossing powder (Stampendous) and heated it gently with my heat gun.  There is a little bit of warping but for the most part it’s flat.  (My tip for warping acrylic is to re-heat and then throw a piece of wax paper and the phone book down on it while it cools.)  This would have made a great album cover but I decided to use it on a piece of wall art instead. 


In addition to the heat embossing supplies, I also used: ruffled ribbon and jeweled broach from Pink Paislee,  misc. wide pink ribbon, paintable transparency from Prima, alphabet stickers from Making Memories, rub-ons from Heidi Swapp and paint pens from Marvy & Zig.  



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What would your stocking say about you?


Hey guys Rita Barakat here.
 For CHA in Chicago all of the design team members for Clear Scraps
had to design an acrylic Christmas Stocking for the booth that best represents you.
Here is everyones at CHA
Well...I like vintage and traditional colors.
What does that say about me ..that I'm old? LOL! Just kidding!
 I think it makes me reliable, solid. I can appreciate and see beauty in older things.
I also incorporated flowers and bling - I think everything use a little bling.
I love color.
The center frame is also acrylic embossed and colored with red and gold Alcohol Inks.
Red - vibrant, bold, confident.
I also love the vintage Santa and little boy
reminding me of childhood and innocence! I love that.
I want my children to stay innocent as long as possible.
I also want them to enjoy Christmas traditions.
What would your stocking say about you?

Sanded acrylic

The Clear Scraps acrylic 12x12 sheets are so versatile for cards.  You can color them with inks and markers and paints, and so on...or, you can leave them very simple and clear.  But somewhere in the middle of those 2 extremes, is one of my favourite 'happy mediums' - embossing and sanding.

For this wedding card, I cut my acrylic sheet to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored and folded it to make a card.  I ran the front side through my Big Shot with an embossing folder.  To finish it off I took a sanding block and gently rubbed it over the embossed front of the card, turning the raised areas slightly white and scratchy. 



To finish off this card, I rounded the corners with my WRMK Corner Chomper (btw:  it even chomped through the double layer of acrylic at the folded edge of the card).   I painted a Clear Scraps acrylic bell from the Mini Bell Ornament with silver leafing pen and added dots of paint and tied it on with a big silver ribbon bow.  The SRM Press card sentiment stickers that are never far away finish off this card very quickly.



So...out you go now...out to the garage to find that sanding block.

Emboss and sand up some Clear Scraps Acrylic.

You'll love it - I know you will.




Football Mini


Hello everyone. In lieu of the Superbowl that we had earlier this month, I wanted to share a mini I made using the football helmet acrylic mini.

Football mini

Football mini

I love the acrylic foundation. It gives the book an instant shine.

Football mini (1)

I traced the shape onto the pattern paper and cut it to size. I then used some Tombow vellum adhesive to adhere the paper on the back side of each acrylic piece.  After that I added some stickles on the edges for a finished look.

Football mini (2)

I decided to show off the fun acrylic aspect of the book, so some of the pages of the mini were left as is. I did add some stickers and rubons onto them to give emphasis to the theme.


Football mini (3)

I enjoyed layering a bunch of products on top of each other here.


Football mini (6)
and a peek at the back.

So there you have it. Make sure you check out the Clear Scraps homepage for more info on this and all the other Clear Scraps products.


Till next time,







Do you love Clear Scraps? Do you have a great idea for a project? Do you love prizes?

Now is the time to get those creative juices flowing!

Clear Scraps is hosting a contest and you could win BIG. 

Use Clear Scraps products and create a beautiful project, anything from a layout to an altered project. ANYTHING that inspires you! 

**Must be Clear Scraps based** **Rules Posted Below**

The Grand Prize will be a collection of Clear Scraps worth over 65.00!!

All of our latest and greatest goodies

Cast Acrylic Top Load Album


Banners Embellishments

Dress Forms Embellishments


Gears Embellishments


Butterflies Embellishments


Keys and Locks Embellishments


Chipboard 6x6 3 tabbed album


Expressions Large FAMILY


Small Pennants Banners



Project must CLEARLY use Clear Scraps products

Project must be submitted to [email protected] by October 25th

Project submission must include Clear Scraps products used, full product list, name, address and email address.

Projects will be blind judged by Clear Scraps Design Team & Guest Judges

Winner will be contacted and posted by November 10th. 

Record Of Life

Good morning! Pink here from Tennessee.

You know life is not always peaches and cream, well...mine anyways! haha Today I wanted to share a layout of my son who recently broke his nose playing baseball.

I wanted to record the moment even though it isn't the most beautiful memory. :) 


Some day he might want to show his children that his mom made a record of it.  And I still think he looks cute even with the little nose cast on.

I used the Imaginisce Bon Voyage line because for me this is just a little bump in the road on our journey together. 


Can you see the sewing on my layout? I took a 12X12 sheet of Clear Scraps, cut it down to 8.5X11 and just ran it through my sewing machine. Just like Cathy's video we shared last week. It was so easy to do.

It's not all smiles today but I will look back on these moments with fond memories of our family life. I would love to see your everyday moments with Clear Scraps.

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team 

Easy as 1...2...3...

Did you know that you could use almost any type of cool techniques that you use on paper, on acrylic? Rita Barakat here to show you three different techniques to use with your acrylic! Here are these gorgeous new dress forms and before attacking them with (1) alcohol inks I ran them through my (2) embossing machine with an embossing folder! Then I took a little black (3)Staz On Ink and lightly tapped the embossed surfaces!


Oh wait theres more! The black areas are (4) rub ons - just like you would use on paper!



And yes! Clear Scraps now has the cutest little pennants!
You can embellish those any way you wish!
I used (5)paper, (6)alphas and (7) ribbon!
The possibilities are endless!!!
(All mounted on the 8x8 page display)

All Mixed Up

HK Memory Chest Mini Album(resize) 

Today, I would like to share with you all a mini album which I've created using the fun all mixed up chipboard album by Clear Scraps. I've used Bo Bunny's beautiful Olivia line and tons of Shimmerz products on this mini album. I really love the design of this album as it allows you to show a little of every page without flipping it.

On this mini album, I've done some distress embossing to create some interesting textures on it. Here are some close-ups to it.

To find out more on the distress embossing technique, you can visit my blog for a video tutorial.

This album is also available in acrylic which I totally love. I'm sure you all had seen me using it in one of my older projects. Hope you all find today's project inspiring! 


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Well, our weather here has decided to change from near 100 degress to the 70's this last week. Makes me long for a vacation to somewhere warm and sunny (throw in a pina colada and cute pool boy too!).  Thus, the inspiration for my card. I started with a the Travel embellishments (all links below), snagged the two palm trees out of the pack and some alcohol ink. Embellished the with some brown jewels to make coconuts and then put the card together. 





Hello everyone!!! Hope you are all having a great weekend! Happy blessed Sunday!   signs of fall are eminent and everywhere around.  But, I have to say rain feels so good right now. :) Today I will share with you a layout I made using the new Clear Scraps Dress Forms Embellishments!  I always love dress forms, it's classic and It really made me happy that Clears Scraps made it availble in acrylic.  How fun and awesome idea is that. I made this layout of two of my favorite women in my life, my sister and my daughter. I am glad to have them in my life!!! :)

Supplies Used; Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper, Pink Paisee Paper, Prima Flowers, Urban Lily Sticker, Tim Holtz  Stamp and Clear Scraps Dress Forms Shapes.

Technique: I added texture on the acrylic dress form using Sizzix Big Shot/Texture Folder. I then use alcohol ink to color it and use pop dots for added dimension.


 Thank you for being here!



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Layering under acrylic

It took me a few trial-and-error sessions to figure out how to layer colours on and under acyrlic so I thought that I'd do a really quick run-through for you.

When you're layering paper on paper, it's pretty self explanatory - the bottom, large mat first, the next smaller one on top, the next smaller and the next smaller - in that order.  Easy, right?


Layer like this:


to make this:


When you're layering on acrylic, you can also do it that way - put the layers from largest to smallest on top of the acrylic, but that doesn't really take advantage of the beauty and the clarity of the acrylic.  There is another way that both adds to the layers you can use and also takes advantage of the acrylic.  You can layer things underneath the acrylic layering from smallest to largest. 

In this example, I first put the smaller green circle underneath the acrylic, then glued on the blue under that, then the orange, and then the largest scalloped blue circle.  From a distance it may look the same as the first example, but it has a distinct difference:  it leaves the entire top of the acrylic free for more layers or extra embellishments like brads. 

Start under the acrylic with the layer you want to show most prominently when you're finished:


Add additional layers behind this first smallest layer.


Then, on top of the acrylic, you can add additional layers, or embellishments like this large brad:


This same principle of layering from top to bottom instead of bottom to top, also can apply to other mediums such as paint.  In this next example, I used 4 different colours of paint.  I wanted the black dots most prominent so I put them on first (underneath the acrylic).  When they were dry, I added green.  When green was dry, I added pink.  And, finally, when the pink dots were dry, I covered the whole back in white....finishing it, and allowing all the other layers to pop against the backdrop.


Here is one more example of this layering technique that involves stamping.  For this sun, I stamped the image with StazOn ink on the top of the acrylic ATC and painted the image from the back.  I started first with the pink mouth and cheeks.  When that was dry, I added the yellow to the sun, and when that was dry, I painted the entire background (still underneath the acrylic) with a sky blue. 



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