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December 2011

A strong base

Large 12x12 die cut and lace papers are all the rage, especially now that many electronic die cut machines have the capability to cut a full sheet of 12x12 paper. However these papers aren't usually stable enough to be the main piece of paper on your layouts. Enter Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheets. Sturdy and perfectly clear. The ultimate base to adhere your fancy cut papers to.  

For this layout I used a 12x12 die cut sheet from Studio Calico as my main sheet and adhered to a Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet. 





Other Products:

Papers: Studio Calico, Lily Bee, Pink Paislee

Die Cuts, Pearls and Tiny Letter Stickers: Basic Grey

Stamps: Studio Calico

Ink: Papertrey Ink Smoky Shadow

Leaves: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts


Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! Hope you have the happiest of New Years!

Tonya Dirk

**Video Tutorial** New Year "Yearbooks" With Clear Scraps

Good morning my friends,
Man has 2011 flown by or what?
Every year I love to commemorate the year before with "Collage Pages".
I try to make one book every year of our treasured family and friends
so the entire family has a yearbook of sorts to look back on.

I like to sandwich Clear Scraps acrylic between the papers for added strength and durability.
On this page I painted the edges of the Clear Scraps acrylic, then layer it between my papers.
If you check out the video below you can see how easy it is to paint on the Clear Scraps acrylic.

I  printed photos all 1.5X1.5 it makes it easier to collage them on pages.

I finished off the page with an adorable Clear Scraps Tag from the Mini Tag Album

One page down and 10 more to go! haha Happy new year my friends.

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team

Products Used:
Clear Scraps 12X12 Acrylic Sheet, Clear Scraps Mini Tag Album 

Acrylic Cone

Good day everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! Soon 2011 will be all behind us......!  With 2012 around the corner, I am wishing everyone happy and fruitful new year to come!!!  For my last project this year  to share with you. I made this easy acrylic cone!  You can make one of this and used it for different occasions. It can be used as candy or flower holder.


Supplies used:

Clear Scraps XL Acrylic Scallop Circle;  Clear Scraps Acrylice Butterfly Mini Album; Pink Paislee  Paper; Regular Twine; Big Shot; Sizzix Embossing folder; Stazon Ink  pad.

How to:

Step 1: Trace the scallop circle acrylic onto the pattern paper and cut out.

Step 2.  Roll th acrylic scallop circle to form a cone shape. Put a mark on the edge where the cone connect.

Step 3.  Punch a hole on the mark and use a twine or ribbon to hold the cone together.

Step 4: Do the same with the pattern paper but use a tape instead of twine.

Step 5: Put the paper cone inside the acrylic and punch 2 holes on each side and thread a string or ribbon through - use to hang the cone.

Step 6: Embellished the cone with acrylic butterfly.  Add texture  by using sizzix embossing powder and dub stazon ink pad for color. Attached on the cone using Zip dry glue. 

And there you have a decorated cone!


Cone 1

Thanks for being here with us and have a happy new year!! Until next year!!


Banners upside-down = Christmas tree

Clear Scraps has awesome Banners. You can make any number of projects with them, to a standard  banner.  But for a Christmas project, I turned mine upsid- down an made a Christmas tree.

Pennant Christmas Tree

I covered the backs of the banner pieces with paper, added jewels, flowers and Christmas stickers (SRM Press) to the fronts.  Then I glued them together, slightly askew to form a tree shape. 




Mini Deco Album part 2

I hope your holidays and Christmas spent with family, friends, and loved ones was everything happy and more.  Leah back again with you today, to show you the rest of my idea using the Mini Deco Album from Clear Scraps.  If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

Now I love mini albums, but I also love large photos. My daughter looked so festive with her trumpet decorated while wearing her santa hat, that I wanted to have a large focal photo on the subject of her first parade. I decided using a Clear Scrap XL Deco shape was the way to go, of course the Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet would have worked lovely too.


I added two pieces of pattern paper to the backside of the XL Deco shape, then added my photo to the front. From there, I added the year, title, and stickers.

With the mini album, I took out the jumpring, and closed it together with satin ribbon and a loose knot. I then punched a hole in the acrylic sheet using my crop o dile. I then threaded the ribbon through that hole, and I was done.

Not only do I have the larger focal photo that I love, I also have created an interactive layout by attaching the mini deco album to the layout.

This would work great for all those holiday photos you took!!
Until next time my friends stay warm!

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape and Mini Deco Album; Pattern Paper, Stickers, Alphabet: October Afternoon
; Pen: Viva Decor; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in1

Love Joy Peace !!!

Hello, so are you ready for Christmas yet. I sure hope so!! It's me Adora,  today I will  share some more of my  Christmas projects and today is about home decor.  Just a small frame to go on top of  my fireplace.  I made a calendar project several months ago using the Clear Scraps 6X6 Calendar kit  but I did not get to use the clear 6X6 book stand it came with  (I did not find it in the package until the enire project was done) :) ! and so I get to use it for this project. It's the perfect frame for  a Christmas message I think.   Here is my project and supplies I used: Clear Scraps Clear N Chip , Pink Paislee Paper,Webster Pages Glittered CB alpha, My Minds Eye Paper, House of 3 printables.



Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Until next time!



Mini Deco Album part 1

Good morning my friends, it's Leah here with you today.  I wanted to make something for my oldest daughter since she was recently in our local Christmas Parade with her High School Marching Band. This is her first year in HS, and we were all very excited to capture photos of her first parade experience. Unfortunately, I had my camera on the wrong settings so my photos were really terrible.

I not only needed this to be a quick project, but something that would still showcase my terrible photos in a great way, and I knew the Clear Scraps Mini Deco Album would suit my needs perfectly.


I printed 5 photos sized 2x2 and trimmed 5 pattern papers to 2x2.
Once I had these cut down to size, it took only minutes to adhere the papers and photos to the pages to establish the base of the mini album.

As you can see, having your photos and papers the same size make it easy for lining things up nicely in the album.

Even though the photos are awful, I used them anyways because part of the memory of her first parade was my mistakes with the camera.

A couple of our favorite floats.

I love twine, but I especially love the twine framing my photo and journaling in the album!

This is really easy to do! All you need is a craft pick and a 1/2" piece of foam.

Place your acrylic on top of the foam; with your craft pick, push and twist to create a hole big enough for a needle and twine to pass through.

I pushed my craft pick about 1/2" down the needle.
Once you create your holes, thread your twine and create your frame!

I am not quite finished with this mini deco album yet.
Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas,
Leah Crowe

Supplies used:
Clear Scrap Mini Deco Album
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper
Stickers: October Afternoon
Glue: Zip Dry
Tools: Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Pick
Twine: The Twinery

Christmas Cards!!!

Hello! Like I said last time, it's Christmas season and so Christmas projects continues! :)  How about some hand made Christmas cards!! Cards are so addicting to make, it's  like eating potato chips - you can't just stop at one!:)  I used:  Clear Scraps 12X12 Acrylic Sheets   I cut it into 4 equal pieces. Then I cut 4 pieces of paper with the same size for backing.  Then I attached each peices together with a tape. how easy was that and then I embellished pieces of  Clear Scraps Clear N Chip to add onto my cards . Here are some more supplies I used; My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee , Webster Pages Paper, House of 3 Labels. and scotch tape.






Thanks for looking and visiting us here at Clear Scaps until next time......


Music-inspired Christmas Ornaments

A lot of people love to make their own Christmas tree ornaments.  When you get tired of the paper and popcorn chains, may I suggest that you try some of these acrylic ornaments from Clear Scraps.   There are so many things you can do with them - sew, paint, ink, emboss, add paper, etc., etc.   Here's one set that I made using some vintage hymnbook music paper.

Music ornaments

I ran the ornaments through my Big Shot with a music embossing folder and adhered the vintage music paper to the back of the ornament.  I added Christmas-themed stickers (SRM Press) to the front of the ornaments and smeared (yes, smeared, with my fingers) Viva Decor Copper Pearl Pen overtop of the embossed fronts of the ornaments.  Some ribbon finish them off and they're ready to hang.





Bringing techniques together...

Hey friends! Today I want to share some tricks of the trade, OK not really -
I don't know any big secrets but I can share a little project with you!
I used an XL Deco - this acrylic page from Clear Scraps is 12x12.
The title and banner are also acrylic from Clear Scraps.
I had fun using tissue paper and a little Glossy Accents on them.
I did a lot of misting directly on the back of the acrylic,
you just have to set it aside and let it dry on it's own- no heat guns!
To make the edges black I started using Staz On ink but some
the letters were really small so I also used a Sharpie.
So there you have it - a few tricks you can use on your acrylic projects!

Christmas Magic Unwrapped

Good Friday everyone!!! We have 2 more week end to complete Christmas shopping, it's true some of us wait until the last minute, oh well whatever works as long as it gets done, right!!! :) It's Christmas season and so Christmas projects continues...... today I will share with you this Clear Scraps Acrylic Stocking Album.  It's a fun project to work on. These are my kids, my neices and grandson,  unwrapping their presents! A tradition we enjoy so much - opening of the presents on Christmas Eve, from the youngest  to oldest  person in the family! Very  fun and exciting!! 

Here are the supplies I used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Christmas Stocking Album ; Pink Paislee & Websters Pages paper;  Making Memories embellishements, Fancy Pants Transparencies, Heidi Swapp CB.








thanks for visiting us here at Clear Scraps!!! until next time.....


Embrace Each Moment

Embrace each Moment(resize)

Time to share another Christmas layout. Today's layout is created using an acrylic XL Deco shape and some acrylic ornaments by Clear Scraps.

I've also  used tons of products by Hambly and flowers by Accent Creative Designs to create this layout.

Tip: To create the frosted effect, I've used some white acrylic paint and apply it to the layout using a sponge.

Here are some close-ups.



Hope you all like today's post and try using the frosted effect technique. Happy scrapping!


Clear Scraps DT Member

Swirlydoos (With Clear Scraps) Blog Hop PARTY!

Clear Scraps is happy to join the BLOCK PARTY today.....

We are offering up a fantastic prize worth 25.00!

The amazing Clear Scraps 8X8 Deco Top Load Album

& your choice of a new Clearly Accent Embellishment pack!


So many to choose from....just follow the directions below for your chance to win!

Welcome to Swirlydoos December Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! If you came here from Lisa Gregory's Blog then you are on the right track.

If not, go back to Swirlydoo's blog  and pick up the trail from there.

Your blog post & picture of your prize for the hop

You have until midnight, eastern time, on December 16th to complete the hop.

In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do: 1: Visit all SIX blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write them down. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words. They will create a sentence.

3: Finally, head back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.

Clear Scraps special words are "to become"

All winners will be randomly drawn. Winners will be posted over on the Swirlydoos blog on the 17th. Have a great time!!!! The block party continues over at Angelica's Blog.

It's not's embossable!

That is something very unique about Clear Scraps acrylic. It easily embosses with nice and crisp edges! I don't know of another brand out there that does this without cracking or warping.

I started with some of the gears from the Clear 'n' Chip Carson Park. Then simply grab yourself an embossing folder and your machine of choice (I used a Spellbinders Grand Calibur), insert your acrylic into the folder and run it through your machine and watch the magic happen!


Then I took my StazOn black ink and rubbed it all over the raised areas.



Super easy to do and it adds such a great dimension to your projects!

Off to get a little Christmas shopping done, ugh, I. AM. SO. FAR. BEHIND.

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team