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*Video Tutorial* How to assemble Send It Clear Cards

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, 

I hope you all entered the giveaway on Monday....and if you win the new Send It Clear Cards then you will love this video! I made a step by step video tutorial on assembling the new Send It Clear Cards from Clear Scraps. 

Plus you can make yourself a pretty little card using this video.

*I went back in later and added the pink pearl dots*


I hope you enjoy!



Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team Coordinator

Three Little Birds

Hi there, Tonya here to share with you today. My project is this adorable little bird wall hanging...


This was made using the chipboard XL Bird Shapes (yes, Clear Scraps isn't just acrylic. They make the best chipboard on the market if you ask me!).

At first I had planned to hang them in a vertical straight line. Then when I took a break while making them I had them stacked on my desk in almost this same arrangement. They made me think of a cute little family of birds all nestled up together. Obviously I decided to stick with this arrangement and I think it turned out really cute!


On the biggest bird I hadded a swirl of yellow pearls to give the idea of a wing.


Then on the "momma" bird's beak I hung a little 3 dimensional banner.


Then for the little birdie I cut out three vellum wings and layered them to give the effect of feathers.

All other products are from the Miss Caroline line by My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tonya Dirk-Clear Scraps Design Team

Create a Floating Scene

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Have you tried to scrap a layout using this idea? I've started off this layout on a blank acrylic sheet by Clear Scraps. I like how I could create a scene layout with part of it being transparent and I could see the actual world through it. The areas in white on the layout are actually see through areas.

Here's another picture of it to explain it.

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I really love the look of how everything seems to be floating.


Hope you all find this layout inspiring and start creating your own floating scene layout!


Clear Scraps Educator/DT Member

Using Acrylic to avoid painting accidents

When I had the idea for this simple rainbow layout - with my kids at the bottom of the rainbow as my "treasure,"  I wanted to use paint to make a nice big top-to-bottom layout.  The trouble that I saw coming was that I was very likely going to screw up on the simple painting job (because that's my style) and wreck the one piece of paper I'd found that made a great sky background. 

My solution? 

I painted the rainbow onto a 12x12 acrylic sheet from Clear Scraps

The best part? 

If I didn't like the line I got with my paint, it washed right off while it was still wet!  Then, when I had the rainbow that I wanted, I put the blue paper I'd wanted behind the acrylic sheet with the rainbow painted on it and stuck them together with glue dots (hidden) and some 7 Gypsies Gaffer tape as a border.   One more tip:  I painted the rainbow stripes non-consecutively...1st, 3rd, 5th, etc....and then when those stripes were dry, I was able to go back and paint the stripes in between without having the paint colours run together.



Thanks for coming to check us out :)

Have fun creating - and painting on acrylic!


You could win! Clear Scraps Send It Clear Extravaganza!

It is that time again, time for a fun giveaway from Cear Scraps....


Have you checked out the blog the last few weeks? It is FILLED with amazing work from the incredible Design Team. Sure to inspire you to create with acrylic!

Have you seen our new Send It Clear line?

These incredible pre-made cards are ready for your to embellish and create. 

You could win just check out the Extravaganza Below! Be sure to leave us a comment for an extra entry outside of the raffle! :)


Continue reading "You could win! Clear Scraps Send It Clear Extravaganza!" »


Good Monday morning everyone!! It's me Adora, hope you all had a great weekend, refresh and ready to tackle a brand new week! This week I definitely need  want to scrap more  :).  For today I will share this layout  I made of my daughter's family.  For me scrapping a small picture is always a challenge, I am all for big photo and lots and lots of them, it seems easier to create/work on a layout with my photo as  the focal point. So this layout is the opposite, I  use the  Clear Scraps Acrylic Large Experession - Family  to be the focal point of my design and it worked.  So  with the right  stuff there is a place for  small single photo on 12 X 12 page lol!  

Here are the wonderful supplies I used; Clear Scraps 12 X1 12 Acrylic SheetClear Scraps Expression-Family, My Minds Eye Paper, Pink Paislee Paper and 7Gypsies Stickers. Note: I cut the work "Family" to fit into my layout.


Thanks for stopping by and checking us out here at Clear Scraps........until next time!!


A mixed media layout

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Hi everyone! Today I would like to share with you all a mixed media layout which I've created using a Clear Scraps acrylic circle and fleu-d-lis. I've used 7 Dots Studio artsy paper line, Wonderland, to create this layout.

Here is a close-up on the acrylic pieces.


I've embossed and sanded the fleu-d-lis and stamped on the acrylic circle.

The use of acrylic in a mixed media project is perfect! It adds the missing element asides from the metal, paper, fabric and wood. Try adding them to your mixed media project!

Supplies used:

Acrylic Products: Clear Scraps; Pattern Papers and Stickers: 7 Dots Studio; Inks: Ranger Inks, Tsukineko; Stamps: Vilda Stamps; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Adhesives: Beacon


Clear Scraps Educator

Dog gone cute!

Leah here with you on this fabulous day to show you this cute little Clear Scraps dog bone album I created.


I showcase my cute pug, Ooxie in this one.
I chose papers from Bella Blvd called Tail Waggers & Cat Naps that you will see throughout the album.


I started out by dry embossing a circle texture from Sizzix on all the pages in the album. Then,  I applied Stazon ink to the raised circles on the album.



You can click on any photo to make it larger to see closer details.

My Ooxie likes to sit in front of the window to sun, but in the process of sunning, she sits there and barks at anything that moves. It drives me a little crazy. lol


My daughter spoils or so much. :)



Notice how the vertical photos hang over the edges a bit? I love that messy look in an album, but not necessarily the stark white on the backside of the photo. So, before you place the photo in your album, adhere it to a piece of paper and trim around the edge, then when the photo hangs off the edge, you'll see a nice pattern creating an eye pleasing design element.


Yes, we dressed her up as a puggy-witch.
She didn't like it one bit.. lol


I do the same trick with stickers too - stick it to some paper and trim. Voila, a nice overhang with prettiness. :)



I love these acrylic albums!


Ooxie, when she is desperate to be held (she's a real cuddle-bug) will jump up on my desk, in front of the computer, to get some cudde time in.


I probably have 100+ photos of Samantha and Ooxie just like this.
I love having the cutest ones recorded in this sweet dog bone album.

Thanks for stopping in with me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this fabulous Clear Scraps Dog Bone Album.

Until next time!

Leah Crowe
- Design Team

Supplies Used

Album: Clear Scraps Acrylic Dog Bone
Paper: Bella Blvd (Tail Waggers & Cat Naps; Sophisticates)
Stickers: Bella Blvd
Ink: Stazon, Ranger
Adhesive: Beacons 3-n-1
Pen: American Crafts

Making Wings...

 Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here!
As you can tell I love MiXeD MeDia!
Today I want to focus on a fun technique you might use on one of your projects!
If you click on the photo and make it bigger
take a close look at my sleeping fairy wings!
See how they pop out on the page?
Here is how I did it... 
First I drew the basics of my page.
 Then I took an acrylic sheet, placed it over my image and copied
the wings with a permanent marker. The sheet has a protective film on top
so I was able to draw on the film not leaving any marks on the
the actual wings. This sheet is fairly thin and pliable so I was able to
cut it out with a scissors, then remove the top side of the film.
( I always leave the bottom film on while I am working on my surface.)
 I used Scrap Happy Glue (I have not tried this with other glues -
so you will have to experiment.)
 on the edges and let it dry completely.
This is important, otherwise you will have a big mess on your hands!
(And it will peel off! Boo!) 
 After the glue is completely dry you can add a very fine glitter 
- rubbing in the glitter with your finger.
 This is what it will look like.  From here I peeled off the film
on the back and used alcohol inks,
but you could leave it this way or use rub ons.
Here is the finished result!
To secure her wings I cut a slit in the paper above her,
tucked in the wings and glued it in with a scrap paper
sandwhiching (is that a word?lol)  the the wings for extra support.
This would be a fun technique for angel, ladybugs, dragonflies,
you could even stamp on the acrylic and do this same technique-
but that's another post! :)
Watercolor paper, Texture Paste,
Scrap Happy Glue, You're so fine glitter
Design Memory Craft Gelatos, Gesso, Lil Inkerz, PITT Artist Pens


Hello everyone!!! Hope all is well....I just  have to mention how beautiful the weather here in Seattle! The sun is up and that's all that matters :) . Perfect for Spring break, hopefully it will stay thru the rest of the week!  So, today I will share with you these bookmarks that I made!  I'm sure you have readers in your family.  These always comes in- handy all my nieces and my daughter are serious readers, my 2 boys not so much - but they can read! lol!! Here is what I made.

I used Clear Scraps 12X12 Acrylic Sheet, you can easily make  at least 6 bookmarks from it. I  cut 3 pieces of 7 X 2 then punch a whole on one end for ribbon (later) and now their ready to be embellished. Note; The best and only kind of glue to use with acrylics is the Zip Dry Glue.


One way of emebelleshing is by using paper. Cut 2 paper with  the same size. Adhere these papers on both sides of the acrylic. Smear some color on the bookmark and  Clear Scraps Expression Clear Word-Faith with Stazon ink pads.  


This is the fun one. Alcohol inks are always fun to used with acrylics specially if you love colorful projects.  The backing paper is by Pink Paislee-Indigo Bleu and  stickers by 7Gypsies.


And my favorite .......embellished with  Acrylic Dress Form ! I  use Pink Paislee - Christy Tomlinsons Designs and Hambly transparency.


Thanks for stopping by .............until next time!!!


Clear Scraps Video Tutorials

Good morning friends,


Have you checked out our video tutorials yet?

The Clear Scraps Design Team have made some amazing videos that walk you step by step through various techniques. They make working with Clear Scraps acrylic easy!

Here is the video channel LINK and just a few videos to wet your appetite.

How to apply rub-ons to Clear Scraps acrylic.


How to die cut Clear Scraps acrylics


Quick clear n chip album

Hello friends. Leah here with you today to show you how quick and easy it is to take a Clear n Chip album, and turn it into a great mini for a loved one!

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I have lots of extended family who live 14 hours away from me, and with gas prices what they are right now, traveling to visit isn't an option for us. I decided since we can't catch up in person, what better way than to create a mini album.


This one I have made for my Grandmother. She lives in a tiny efficency apartment, and does not have a lot of room for photos  hanging on the wall, especially since she has 5 children of her own, and 25+ great/grandchildren.


To start, I punched out the 4 acrylic tabbed pieces and the matching tabbed chipboard pieces from the Litle Miss Molly Clear n Chip set. They measure 3.75" square. I cut out squares of pattern paper measuring 3.50" square. One strip will yield 3 squares, and a leftover piece. Put the leftover strip to the side, you can use that later. I covered the front and backside of my album, so I needed 16 squares. Once they're all cut out, I rounded the corners and inked all around the edges. Remove the film from the acrylic, then using Beacons 3-n-1 glue, I adhered my papers to the front and backsides of the acrylic/chipboard pieces.


I then pulled out my sewing machine and either machine stiched all around the edge of the acrylic/chipboard, or just around two edges to create visual interest. Don't worry, sewing with Clear Scraps acrylic and chipboard is easy. Remember the leftover scraps you had when you cut out your papers? Now we will round two of the corners, and adhere some of them at the bottom to create pockets! You can sew these on, or just use liquid glue like Beacons 3-n-1 to adhere it. While your glue is drying, pull out any stamps you haven't used in awhile, and have fun stamping on your album.


Next I printed my photos a little less than wallet size, while the photos are drying, I punched out this large flower and two leaves. I colored them using alcohol ink, then messily machine stitched on the flower center, and straight down the middle on the leaves. Using Viva decor, I painted tiny little circles inside the flowers center, and set it all aside to dry. Back to the photos, I cut them all out, and placed them in order - I wanted to give my grandmother lots of different photos to gaze upon from over the last year. On some of the photos I wrote what was going on in the photo, who it was, and when it was taken. I then added washi tape to the photos to act as a pull tab. These will be going in the pockets we created in the album.


I then adhered the acrylic flower and chipboard leaves to the cover, placed some stickers through-out the album, and added the photos to the pockets.


In total, the album has close to 40 photos inside of it, and my grandmother can pull it out anytime to see what we've been up to. Honestly, the hardest part to putting a mini album together using Clear Scraps products, is deciding which photos you want to use!! I hope you've gained a little bit of inspiration today, and hope to see your stuff posted on our Facebook wall soon!

Products Used
Album: Clear Scraps Miss Molly Clear n Chip
Pattern Paper: Websters Pages (Sunday Picnic)
Stamps: Clear Scraps, Hampton Art, Tim Holtz
Ink: Ranger, Colorbox, Viva Decor
Stickers: Echo Park, 7Gypsies, AdornIt
Washi Tape: Tim Holtz, Hambly
Buttons: My Minds Eye
Twine: The Twinery
Pen: American Crafts
Adhesive: Beacons 3-n-1
other: Machine Stitching

Thanks for hanging with me today,

Leah Crowe - Clear Scraps Design Team

Just because

Sometimes it's fun to make a card just because you want to and then give it to someone just because. This card was made using more product from the Spring Jubilee line by Pink Paislee



It all started with a Scallop Send It Clear Card from Clear Scraps. I outlined the edges of the card pieces with a gold paint pen. Then adhered my paper. The butterfly, die cut, button and twine were adhered to the edge of the left sided flap.

Perhaps my favorite part of the card is the rub ons. I love the way that they look against the acrylic! Both of the pretty colored butterflies on the front and the branch and birdcage on the inside are rub ons.



Hope you all enjoyed this bit of inspiration that I shared with you today!

Tonya Dirk-Clear SCraps design team