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December 2012

Sneak Peeks Begin Tomorrow & Gingerbread Banner by Leah!

Good morning Clear Scraps fans,
just a quick note before Leah shares her fabulous banner...
TOMORROW begins the sneak peek of all the new releases for CHA!

Happy day friends, Leah here to share on the blog today.
I'll be showing you how I dressed up this sweet Gingerbread Banner!
Don't look at the garland too closely, my children decorated there and sometimes it's hard not to go back and 'fix it'! :)
This banner came together really quickly.
I adhered pattern paper to the backside of the banner pieces, and embellished the front. Let's take a closer look.
I added a little alcohol ink around the edges of some acrylic pieces.

A lot of these embellishments were made using scraps of paper.

The smoke from the chimney is just pipe cleaner twisted around a pencil and adhered on the back side of the chimney.


Easy to decorate and it adds such holiday cheer to the room!
Stop by the shop and pick yourself up a banner or two!
Have you stopped by our Facebook page lately?
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Holiday Card with SEI and Clear Scraps

Good morning friends, Leah here today to help host the blog.
This morning I am working with the Send It Clear Bell card

SEI's Desert Springs paper collection.


To begin, remove protective film covering from both front panels of the bell, and the body of the card. Cut a 4x6" piece of paper and adhere to the body (the inside) of the card. Using your alcohol applicator and Ginger alcohol ink, add coloring to the edges and all over the front panels and bell portion of the card.

To create the 3d Bell, I cut bell shapes out (7 of them) using my Cameo Silhouette and the Blacktail Canyon paper. Once cut, fold all the bells in half.

To assemble, apply glue to one side of the fold, then stack onto another folded piece. Continue gluing and stacking until all bell halves are adhered together.

At this point, you will have two sides open on the 3d bell, apply glue to the right half of the bell and carefully attach to the LEFT panel of the card. Make sure you do not glue the left half of the bell down, or you will obstruct the right panel from being inserted into the left panels closure.

Add doily, diecuts, and bow to body on inside of card.
Using wet glue, apply in a circular motion around the top and sides of card, then sprinkle generously with Martha Stewart tinsel glitter.

Add any other embellishments, and you are done.
The bell will fold down nicely for mailing, and once recipient has received the card, they can fluff the bell out to it's gorgeous 3d self!

I think this paper collection is stunning and is so versatile for any ocassion! Do you think it worked well for my Jingle Bell Card?

Thanks so much for stopping in with us today!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT
Products Used
Clear Scraps - Send it Clear Bell Card
SEI - Desert Springs pattern paper:

Other products used: Jingle Bell (Michaels), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Alcohol Ink (Ranger), Gold string & doily (misc)

Winter Inspiration

 I am sure you have a wonderful time with your familly and enjoying Christmas holidays. Elena with you today to share some winter inspiration. I've made a set of Christmas tags for my daughter

  I used 12x12 Acrylic Sheet and cut out 3 tags with my Big Shot. It is very easy to cut any shape from this sheet so it gives you a variety of alternatives. I wanted to achieve the transparency effect that reminds me the frosty mornings.


  I started with the edges and dabbed them in white acrylic paint with a sponge.


 Then I misted with a spray the backside and glued some punched branches and snowflakes. I decorated the front of the tag and sprinked white acrylic paint as a final step.


 I added a small stamped tag for the sentiment and some notes

  On my second tag I've tried to make a heat embossing with Chrystals Antiquite embossing powder. Be careful with overhetaing. I like the effect of the snow that it gives


  On the backside I added a small paper tag for my notes and sprinkled the white paint again

  and the last tag


  and the back side


  I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

and I hope you will be inspired of my projects next 2013 year too

and you can always check my projects on my blog



Hi, Tonya here today to share with you a fun little card. When I pulled this acrylic word out of my box I wasn't real sure how I was going to go about using it. Then I googled some quotes that included the word Expression Small Courage and found one that I had the perfect papers to go with. It is by John Wayne and worked great with the Sasparilla line from October Afternoon.


I added alcohol inks in both a rust and slate color to the back of the word, super fast and easy!


and the rest of the quote I just hand wrote onto the inside the card.



I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I definintely did, but am looking forward to  some nice quiet family time before the kids go back to school.

Tonya Dirk- Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Family Layout

Merry Christmas fellow crafters!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas alongside your loved ones.  Kay here sharing a Christmas/Winter themed page.  For this page I went with a dark blue, silver & white color palette instead of the usual green & red Christmas colors.  I used a Clear Scraps Small Family Expressions for my title.

To give the acrylic title it's texture I followed the same steps I described in my 'Christmas 2012' page a few posts ago.  The only change I made is that I gave the Diamond Dust the blue & silver color with alcohol inks this time instead of acrylic paint.  

Just apply drops of alchol inks onto your alcohol ink applicator and dab the inks directly ontop of the Diamond Dust.  Alcohol inks are not opaque and will not take the shimmer away from the Diamond Dust--it'll simply give the Diamond Dust a bit of color.

You can find more close ups & details for this page on my blog.  Enjoy the rest of your holiday week & have a fabulous New Year.  I'll be seeing you all again come 2013!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team


Clear Scraps Ornament Making Tutorial by Pinky Hobbs

     Merry Christmas Clear Scraps friends!!! 

Pinky here with another handmade ornament project today. 

I am really in the ornament making mood and when I found these mini Expressions from Clear Scraps in my pile of goodness I thought it would be PERFECT to create even more fun ornaments. 


Step 1. Remover protective film from the back of the Expressions. Leaving the front film in tact. 

Step 2. Coat back of Expressions in adhesive and glitter, set aside to dry. 


Step 3. Take Bell Mini Album or any wintery design from Clear Scraps, remove both sides of protective film. 

Step 4. Using embossing adhesive- apply embossing enamel or powder to edges on the adhesive. 


Step 5. GENTLY and slowly heat set using embossing gun. Just lightly place heat on and remove quickly, working your way around the Clear Scraps acrylic. If it begins to warp immediately remove heat then press gently with finger or tweezers. 


Step 6. Using Crop-A-Dile punch small holes where you want to thread ornament. 


Step 7. Thread ornament using thin mesh ribbon. Knotting in the back.


Step 8. Create bow using same ribbon, adhere to top of Bell Mini Album Page. 


Not only easy but beautiful and handmade! 

I wish I had my tree up to photograh but it's not quite ready yet, I will be sure to share when it's up and on the tree!

Until next time- Happy Crafting

Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year....

Yes it is.....Hello everyone!!! This is Adora, wishing you all a wonderful and a merry Christmas.  The only thing left to do for me is to cook  Christmas eve dinner for the entire family :) .  This is a tradition I would like to keep for as long as I could.  As time goes by,  kids grow up and things will change, but for now I am it,  my home is the place to be for my family to celebrate. I love it!!

Today i will share this hanging decor or it can be used as an ornament as well.  It's easy to make :) - I spray painted the acrylics in white. I added few embellishements and tied it together as shown. So much fun to make and I really love how it turned out. :)


Here's a closer look! and the supplies I used;  Clear Scraps Snowflake Mini;  Clear Scraps Snowflake Large; Clear Scraps Acrylic Mini Snowman; K &Company and Heidi Swapp Free digital printables.


Thanks for stopping by!! HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED 2013 to come! 

Love - Peace & Joy 


Interactive Christmas Layout


Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share with you all a fun layout which I've created. I've used a small acrylic angel and a small acrylic stocking by Clear Scraps to make this layout fun and interactive.

You will understand what I mean with the pictures below.

Joy pop up (1)(resize)

The photograph on this layout can be pop up and doubled as a home decor piece. If you look carefully, I've attach an acrylic angel peeking out on its left.

Joy Pop Up (2)(resize)

On the right of the layout is actually an open up little book for journaling. You can journal your wishes for your guests there or have you guests write some wishes there. I've inserted a small acrylic stocking there which serves as a cute bookmark or you can give it as a small gift for your guests.

Hope you all like this interactive layout and try creating one this Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Clear Scraps Educator


Countdown to Christmas with Authentique & Clear Scraps

Good morning Clear Scraps family. Leah here with you to host the blog, and I'm so happy to share that we are teaming up with Authentique this week!!

I am excited to share the projects I made using Clear Scraps Send it Clear Tree Card and Authentique's Peaceful paper collection.
I have a preference when working with the Send It Clear cards, and that is to maintain as much visibility on the front card panels as possible, while still dressing it up.  I stamped snowflakes all along both front panels with Cotton White Stazon ink, then randomly dotted Viva Decor pearls on the front as well.
I alcohol inked little jingle bells and added them as ornaments to the tree, along with some bling and distress ink. On the inside I added this lovely sentiment for my greeting. I will handwrite a note and slip it inside when I mail it out.


I really fell in love with the Peaceful line from Authentique, so much so I created a Countdown til Christmas home decor item.

Hope you are having a lovely week friends, thanks for stopping in with us today!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer
Products Used
Authentique - Peaceful paper - Cozy, Solitude, Freeze, Chill, and Stickers

Other Products
Jingle Bells, Cheesecloth (Michaels), Twine (misc), Cotton Ink (Stazon), Distress Ink (Ranger), Snowflake stamp (Some Odd Girl)

Handmade Ornament: Jingle Bells W/Authentique- Pinky Hobbs

Good afternoon Clear Scraps friends, 

I know this is Authentique week and everyone has been creating such beautiful projects...I thought since we are in full swing with Christmas it was a good time to jump in with more handmade ornaments. 

For this ornament I used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Bell Mini Album and the Authentique Festive Collection


On the acrylic side I used Liquid Pearls and glitter to highlight some of the beautiful vintage print from the papers.  It was not only easy to make, but it looks beautiful on the tree. 


Be sure to "like" the Clear Scraps and Authentique pages on Facebook for the latest projects and updates!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas friends-

Until next time- Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Design Team 

Send It Clear with Authentique by Jessica Griffin

Hi friends! I've got something quick and simple for you today for Clear Scraps and Authentique Week!

I have been hoarding the Send It Clear cards for several months now. I've started to use them, cut papers... picked embellishments, and put it all away again because I'm a little scared of these cards! However, in my mind, I'm doing incredibly amazing things with them. Which kind of makes me think of this... 


Enough of that, here's my very first attempt at the Half Scallop Send It Clear card:

I really like the send it clear cards. I did use two of the three card parts as I wanted the scallops to be the only think necessary to open. I tried StazOn in Cotton White for the first time, and I have to say, I love it! I glittered up the scallop edge with two different kinds of glitter- one red, one green. And, on the inside, I stamped a sentiment, where I inked up the holly and give it a little red glitter. (The stamp set is from Unity Stamp Co, and is forever old, and unfortunately not available anymore.)

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year! 


Be sure to visit Clear Scraps & Authentique on Facebook as well!

Let It Snow Clear Scraps Scalloped Tab Album

Hello! Hope you have been enjoying the awesome Clear Scraps/Authentique projects this week! I'm sharing a mini I created with the Clear Scraps Scalloped Tab Album and Authentique's Peaceful collection.  I love creating with the Clear Scraps acrylic albums!  
For the front of my album, I used patterned paper, as well as some silver glitter ribbon.  I also used Tim Holtz's Snowflake rosette die.  I colored my wooden veneer letters with Studio Calico's Mr. Huey in Bookworm.
I love the patterns and colors of this line:  white, black, and gray with a splash of green. 
Here, I used the birdcage from the Clearly Accent Birds and Cage Embellishment.  I first colored it with alcohol ink, then added a die cut bird on top. Very fitting for the cute sentiment!
For this page, I  created a flap to hide a picture and sentiment on the inside.  
Remember to stop by the Clear Scraps blog for more inspiration. The team over at Authentique have been doing an awesome job with their Clear Scraps projects!  You can also find Authentique on Facebook by going here. And for more pictures of my mini, you can check out my blog! Thanks for reading!

Christmas 2012 (Clear Scraps & Authentique)

Hello once again fellow scrappers!  Kay here with a page consisting of both Clear Scraps & Authentique goodies!  This week we're teaming up with Authentique & what a great combo this makes!  I was provided with the "Peaceful" collection by Authentique & what perfect timing with Christmas just around the corner.  This gave me the opportunity to scrap our yearly Chirstmas photo--something I don't usually get to do until about July!

For this page I used a couple of snowflake pages from Clear Scraps Snowflake Mini Album.  When it comes to these mini albums you don't necessarily have to use them as an album--the pages can also be used as embellishments as shown here.  

Christmas 2012
From the "Peaceful" collection I used the following papers: Chill & Solitude.  

To give the snowflakes it's texture I did the following steps:

Step 1: Outline your snowflakes with a white Sharpie Paint pen.  These pens are permanent & meant for non-pourous surfaces such as acrylic.  This will help the snowflakes stand out more.

Step 2: Cover your snowflake with adhesive.  You can use any adhesive as long as it dries clear.  Then apply Diamond Dust to the adhesive.

Step 3:  This step is optional.  You can actually leave your snowflake as is!  It depends on your project.  I needed my snowflake to stand out just a bit more.  So I added this additional step.  With a small paint brush, I lightly painted white acrylic paint onto my Diamond Dust.  I also dabbed a bit of Silver metallic paint.  With these two paints my snowflakes stood out a bit more.

How you place the snowflakes onto your project is up to you as well.  You can place them with the Diamond Dust side facing up or with the Diamond Dust facing down.  I decided to place my snowflakes with the Diamond Dust side facing down.  Since the snowflakes are acrylic, you can still see the Diamond Dust & paint--I felt that placing the snowflakes this way fit my page better.  

Here's a closeup of the other snowflake.  I have it peeking out from behind my cluster of embellishments.

For more details & close ups on this page--feel free to visit my blog.  

Make sure to check out the other Clear Scraps & Authentique projects this week.  To visit the Authentique blog go here.  To visit the Authentique Facebook page, check it out here.  Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team


Waitin' for the Man with the Bag

I cannot believe we're a week away from Christmas!!  Where has the year gone?  We are all crazy busy this time of year, so I wanted to share a quick, easy and fun holiday project.  The great thing about this project is that most of the work has already been done for you - you just put on the finishing touches.

This Advent calendar uses Authentique papers from the Festive Collection.  The background piece was glued to the back of a 12x12 sheet of Clear Scraps Acrylic.  Santa was cut out and then attached to a candy stripe background and this was attached to the back of an oval center from Clears Scraps Buckle Frame.

Now the fun part - embellishing!! I used Viva Decor Glitter Writer and Pearl Pens, stickers from Authentique and some gold trim.  You can do as much or as little embellishing as you like - get the kids involved!

Once all the glues and pearls and everything are dry, use a dab of Tombow Muli purpose adhesive on the back of Santa and let that dry.  It dries tacky so Santa can be repositioned on the calendar.  The acrylic protects the paper behind it, but the adhesive sticks to it as he makes his way to the 25th!

Check out more Authentique & Clear Scraps projects all week!

Here (on the Clear Scraps blog) and on the Authentique Blog and visit Authentique on Facebook!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays.....

Hello and a good Monday morning to everyone!!! Only nine more days till Christmas, are you all getting excited or are you about to pull you hair with all the busy-ness of the season!!! No matter what situation you're having, don't forget the real and true reason for the season :) and besides still nine more days, right!

Today I am excited to share with you this project,  Clear Scraps and Authentique are teaming up for a fun and Christmas inspired week .  Love the product combo!!

Holiday Adora

To embellished my page I used Clear Scraps Acrylic Ornaments; trace and cut the ornament shapes into the paper , smear inks on the edge and add ribbon.


I also used Clear Scraps "Holiday" Expressions Clear Word Title. I used olive green  and red stazon ink for color.


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps Clear Ornaments and Holiday Clear Expressions Word Title; Authentique Festive Collection, Stazon Ink Pads, Hampton Art Believe in Christmas STamp Collection and Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!! Make sure to check us out, Clear Scraps and Authentique on facebook!!!!