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December 2012

Holiday Photo Ops

This week the Clear Scrap Design Team is bringing you Authentique Week! So sit back and get ready to be inspired! 


I had a chance to work with the Festive Collection from Authentique. I love, love, LOVE the color pallette and patterns in this paper collection! 


Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (Expressions Small Holiday , Pennants Embellishments), Authentique (Festive Collection), Stampendous (Jumbo Believe in Santa), Ranger (Distress Ink, Alcohol Ink), Tsukineko (Memento Ink), Copics, Beacon (Zip Dry), brads



1. Using blending tool, color Clear Scrap Holiday acrylic piece and small pennant in cranberry alcohol ink. 


2. Adhere pieces of pattern paper to layout, inking edges first with Distress ink to age. 


3. Using hinge stickers and brads, create a hinged flap for photos and to hide journaling under. 


4. Stamp Santa and color with copics. Trim out and add to layout.


5. Using a typewriter, add caption to journaling sticker. Adhere to layout.

6. Adhere banner stickers, acrylic pennant and acrylic “holiday” expression to layout.

7. Add bits of machine stitching to layout and acrylic pieces for embellishment. 

Be sure to stop back all week to check out the amazing creations that the Clear Scrap team has whipped up! Don't forget to visit Clear Scrap and Authentique on Facebook also! 

Wendy Price - Clear Scrap Designer


Bell - Send It Clear Card

Are you ready with your Christmas cards? I am sure you are busy with your preparations and today I want to share with you one quick but awesome idea for your cards.


  All you need for this projects are your favourite patterned papers, flowers, some Rubons and surely Bell Send It Clear Card

 So I adhered the patterned papers inside, then made some fussy cutting and used some flowers and Rub ons for my embellishments.



  The most amazing step was a decorating of a bell. So I applied some metallic acrylic paint on the bell parts, after that I covere the border with the rub ons and some pearls


 and here you are, a quick card is ready.


 I hope I have inspired you to try your some of the Send it Clear range and to choose something that will definitely surprise your relatives or friends.



Dance In The Rain (Clear Scraps & SEI)

Hello once again!  Kay here with a page I made using Clear Scraps products along with SEI.  I had the pleasure of working with SEI's Vanilla Sunshine collection.  The end result was a very bright & happy page! Along with this cheery collection I've used a Clear Scraps XL Dazed shape in the background of my page & a Clear Scraps Fleur-d-lis embellishment.  

This is my little Toby as a puppy back in 2008.  He had just finished running around/'dancing' in a summer rain storm.  It's one of my fondest memories of him as a puppy.  I go into more detail about the story behind this page on my blog.

Dance In The Rain
I've used the following papers from SEI's Vanilla Sunshine collection on this page:  "Sunny Showers",  "Honey Bubbles" & I've fussy cut the daisies & the hummingbird from the "Lemon Breeze" paper.

I'ved highlighted the border of the XL Dazed shape with a yellow Sharpie paint pen & dots of blue Liquid Pearls & bright yellow Claudine Hellmuth mini acrylic paint.

For the Fleur-d-lis, I once again broke out the alcohol inks!  I highlighted the border with a black Sharpie in order to make it stand out more & then directly applied drops of yellow, blue, salmon & white alcohol inks. 

I've stamped the sentiment directly onto my acrylic with black Staz On ink.

You can find more details & close ups of this project on my blog.  Make sure to check out the other SEI & Clear Scraps project this week.  To visit the SEI blog go here.  To visit the SEI Facebook page, check it out here.   Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team


More projects with Clear Scraps and SEI!

Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here with another
Clear Scraps and SEI project for you!
I was given the Promise Me paper pack and I love the gorgeous feminine paper!
I thought about making a really romantic and feminine project but then I found this picture
of baby girl and went a different direction! Lucky for me Clear Scraps has the perfect shapes for every project!
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With this saying & picture I knew I wanted to use these mini stars!
I covered them with iridescant modeling paste mixed with pink Gelatos.
I edged the stars with glitter and they look yummy like they were
covered with frosting!
Another look... 

I used the same paste on the edges of the XL Deco Clear Shape then
added layers of the paper, banners - it all just came together, I love that.
Dont be afraid to do something unpredictable and never let
anyone dull your sparkle!

Wishing you Sunshine- Clear Scraps and SEI

Hi there! Tonya here today to share with you a Send it Clear card made using SEI's Vanilla Sunshine collection. This collection is so cute lots of bikes, umbrellas, glitter and embossing. I started with a Scallop Send it Clear card...



I fussy cut some umbrellas out of one of the papers and adhered them with some foam squares.


On the two front scallop flaps I stamped some rain drops using StāzOn Opaque White, they are difficult to see, so I took a couple of shots at some different angles...



I apologize for the grainy photos. It was so dark and rainy here today and good lighting was nowhere to be found!

Tonya Dirk-Clear Scraps Design Team

Let it Snow - Clear Scraps & SEI

Well, I think it is definitely cold enough outside to snow, but so far we haven't gotten any of the white stuff.  Have you?  We don't get a lot of snow in Missouri, so I decorate with a lot of snowflakes.  That way my decorations can stay up a while after Christmas.
For this "Let it Snow" wall hanging, I used a Snowflake from Clear Scraps Snowflake Album, as well as one from the Clear Scraps Snowflake mini-album.
The papers I used are from SEI's Desert Springs Collection.  The pattern on the citrus colored paper reminded me of a pair of mittens I had when I was a kid and inspired the mittens that I added to the design.

I die-cut some snowflakes from the coordinating papers and then added a little faux snow for  a little more chill.
The snowflake that hangs at the bottom was embossed by running the acrylic snowflake through my Sizzix Big Shot in an embossing folder.  Then I sprayed it with Helmar Vellum Spray adhesive and dusted with glitter.  The Vellum adhesive gives the acrylic a frosted look.  Embossing gives it a great crystal snowflake texture.
Be sure to check out all the great SEI and Clear Scraps projects this week!
You can visit the SEI blog here!
or check them out on Facebook here!
And please visit my blog for more Clear Scraps fun!
Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Greetings with SEI and Clear Scraps

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm excited to share that the Clear Scrap design team is teaming up with SEI this week! 


I had a chance to work with SEI's Promise Me collection. I paired it with one of the Clear Scraps Deco Send It Clear to create a Christmas card.

I started by adding a thin layer of glitter on all three pieces of the Sent It Clear kit using Beacon Fast Finish. When it was dry I fastened the sides of the card to the main panel using the adhesive circles that come with the card. I trimmed pattern paper to fit both the fronts and backs of the acrylic pieces and adhered them with Zip Dry. All that was left to do was add a sentiment.


I loved the delicate damask pattern on one of the stickers, but the sentiment was geared towards Valentines so I had to get a bit creative. I stamped out "holiday greetings" using an older SEI stamp set and adhered it over the Valentine sentiment on the sticker. 

Be sure to head on over and check out both Clear Scraps and SEI on facebook. 

Wendy Price - Clear Scraps Designer


Snowman Christmas Tags with Jessica Griffin

Today I'm using Clear Scrap's Snowman. He's about 3" tall and 2" wide, perfect for a gift tag! We are going to a friends for Christmas this year, and I wanted to have some handmade gift tags since the gifts are store bought. I whipped up these little cuties in less than an hour, and it only took so long because I had to find the perfect stamps, and ribbon!

For the guy above, I used Black Staz-On for the hat and stamped image. The stamped image is from Earth Art International, and is the Polar Bear. I tied a little ribbon around his neck, and he was done! 

For this little guy I used Red Staz-On for the hat. Then I embossed him with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The print is snow flakes. :)  I covered the snowman in glue, then I wiped my finger over the top to wipe the glue off the snowflakes. I wanted the snowflakes to pop out, but I wanted the body to sparkle. Once the glue was wiped off the snowflakes, I sprinkled it with glitter and tied on his scarf!
I love this one, similar process as the first one, I used black Staz-On for the hat and stamp which reads: "Happy Holidays... to the one who warms my heart!" I thought it was rather funny considering a snowman and a warm heart. :) Anyways, the heart was stamped with red Staz-On. Both stamps are from the same set: Darcies, JCS0062. I tied on his scarf, and he is done! 
There are five snowmen in the set when you buy them. They will make great tags for my gifts, and I've contemplated putting them on my Christmas tree even! 
Hope you're having a great weekend! Can't wait to see how your gift tags turn out! 

Snapshots Album....

 Greetings Clear Scraps fans!!! This is your host for today, Adora. You probably by now have seen several projects  using the new Acrylic Recipe Stand kit.   I hope you are all  inspired by  the awesome ideas and how fun this product is.  You gotta love this kit, I specially love the acrylic stand that comes with it where I separately use for another project as a single photo frame. So, here is what I created with the other half, an album of my favorite snapshots.


I love the acrylic and chipboard pages mix, it just add so much character to the album.



Supplies Used: Canvas Corp Papers, CI and Hambly Transparency, 7Gypsies Stickers, Jenni Bowlin and Stazon Ink Pads. 





Thank you so much for stopping by, hope we can you inspire you to create with acrylics!! they're really fun!


Holiday Clear Expression layout and Send It Clear Christmas Tree Card

Hello! Jennifer here to share some fun projects to get you into the Christmas mood!  I created a layout using a few acrylic pieces.  I used the small Holiday Expressions Clear Word Title, a small piece of the Scalloped Circle Frames, and "25" that I cut using my Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Reindeer and 25 die. 


After removing the protective film from all of the acrylic pieces, I colored each with Fired Brick Alcohol Ink.  



And here's my finished layout!



A close up of the 25.  You can cut our 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to use to make your own shapes.  I have found it is best to use thicker dies as it cuts through the acrylic better.  


A close up of the Holiday Clear Expression. I also added a touch of the Pesto green alcohol ink in my title!


A picture of the Scalloped Circle Frame. It is easy to cut these into pieces and place around your photos or other embellishments. 




I also created a Send It Clear Christmas Tree card with the same line. Again, I colored my acrylic using Pesto alcohol ink.



I covered the "tree" portion of the card with patterned paper, then added cardstock stickers and some bakers twine to the tree. 


I hope this inspires you to do some Christmas creating of your own!  Don't forget to check out the shop at to find these products and a lot more!  Thanks for reading!

Additional products used:  patterned paper and cardstock stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Divine Twine; inks staples, and manila tag: Ranger Ink; misc: star pin, thread, rusted heart, doily. 


It's Christmastime...

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Hey bloggers! Rita Barakat here with an easy Christmas project for ya!
I can't believe it's aleady the 5th so if you need some last minute gifts grab one
of your Clear Scraps mini albums and a few supplies and lets get started!

I used the wavy album! Cut your pattern paper, trim to your liking.
Find your favorite quote or scripture,
type, print cut and adhere it to your papttern paper. Use Staz On to add pattern on the acrylic.
Grab or cut some cute embellishments to adorn your page.

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Add jute or ribbon to hang.

*Tip- The pattern paper is on the back of the acrylic, the embellishments
are on top of the acrylic- everywhere there is an embellishment is where
you hide your adhesive holding the pattern paper in place!

You can make several of these at a time! Happy crafting!

Send It Clear Christmas Card

Hello once again fellow crafters!  Kay here bringing you my very first Send It Clear card!  I finally got the chance to play with these transparent cards & I love the versatility that they have.  Since Christmas is right around the corner--I decided to do a Christmas themed card.  I used the Deco Send It Clear Card as the base.

Send It Clear Deco_Card_Kay FatulaTo add more visual interest to the front of the card I highlighted the edges of the cover with dots of red & silver Stickles.  

IMG_1309Here I've opened only the left side of the card.  As you can see, the doily is actually inside the card--this is where you would write your sentiment.  When the card is closed, the doily peeks through and looks as if it's tucked underneath my large fabric green flower.  That's the beauty of acrylic!

Here's the right side of the card opened with the left side closed.

Quick tip--I've accentuated the inside border of the card with Diamond Dust.  The Diamond Dust gives off almost this snowy/tinsel effect & adds a nice touch to any Holiday themed project.  Here are the steps to achieve this.

You'll need Diamond Dust (found in most local or online craft stores) & two-sided tape.

Place your two-sided tape along the border of your project as shown here.  Once done, peel off the top tape liner revealing the sticky tape underneath.  Then just simply sprinkle the Diamond Dust along the sticky tape while gently pressing down so the particles stick.

IMG_1265Simple as that!  You can actually go a bit further & add even more texture to this technique--but I'll be showing this in a future stay tuned!

More details & close ups on this card can be found on my blog.  Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team


Countdown to Christmas

"How many more days till Christmas?" I get that question a lot these days from my youngest son, so I decided to make a Countdown to Christmas layout. A hole trimmed into the acrylic allows for hanging number tags to count down the days. The XL Deco Shape acrylic makes it durable enough, that he will be able to use it not only through the holiday season but for years to come. 


Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (XL Deco Shapes, Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly), Echo Park pattern paper, Stampendous Glitter Embossing Powder, Basic Grey chipboard letters, QuickQuotes ink, Beacon Adhesive, buttons, twine 

1. Trim pattern paper down to fit XL Deco Shape. 

2. Cut a circle out of the XL Deco Shape with a circle cutting tool. Be careful and take your time. 


3. Line up XL Shape with your pattern papers, and trace circle. Cut circle from pattern paper. Create a hook from wire and adhere to the XL Shape with a brad or adhesive. 


4. Cut numbers 1-24 from pattern paper or use alphabet stickers/stamps and create your own. Line up your circles with the hook and punch holes in tags so they will hang from hook. To make my tags more sturdy, I glued numbers together. 1 and 2 are together, 3 and 4 are together, etc. 


5. Paint scallop design from Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly with green paint. Emboss with glitter embossing powder. Adhere to layout where cut out circle is. 

6. Add photos, holly pieces cut from pattern paper, chipboard letters and buttons. 


Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Design Team

"Hope" Acrylic Expression

Your Hope(resize)

Hello Clear Scraps fan! Today, I would like to share with you all a layout where I've used Clear Scraps "Hope" acrylic expression as its title.

Here is a close up on it.


I've done a few treatment to this acrylic expression to get this effect. I've first run it through a brick wall texture embossing folder. Then, I've paint it with alcohol ink. To further highlight its edges, I've painted it with white acrylic paint.


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