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January 2013

Some Mascils!

Tunnel Of Love(resize)

Have you all tried out the new Mascils by Clear Scraps? These stencils are so easy to use and perfect for adding some designs and layers to your projects.

In the layout above, I've used the "Brick Wall" and "Damask" masks to create some designs and layering. You can use them with paints, inks, gesso and etc.


I've also used a "Butterflies" acrylic border on the layout.


Make sure you check out all the amazing and fun designs of Clear Scraps new Mascils and acrylic borders!

Clear Scraps Educator


Live Laugh Love Layout

Hello once again fellow crafters!  Kay here with a layout showcasing one of Clear Scraps newest releases--mascils!  For this page, I've created my entire background with a 12" Numbers Mascil.  

Live Laugh Love
Creating a unique background for any project is a cinch with these new mascils.  To create mine I simply placed my mascil onto my paper & spritzed Granite Glimmer Mist onto it, then removed the mascil & voila!  I was done!  Instant fabulous shimmery background!

The theme of this page is little ol' me.  Once in a while us scrappers need to take the time to document the most important legacy we can leave behind for our loved ones--which is us.  So this page consists of elements that represent me in some shape or form. 

You can find more details & close ups on this page on my blog.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team

Trendy Chalkboard

Hi everyone. Tonya here today to share with you what I did with one of the large acrylic frames. I was sent the XL Rectangle Deco Top Frame Set. As soon as I saw it I knew immediately that I wanted to make it into a chalkboard for my kitchen wall. 


I started by masking off the area that I wanted to be the chalkboard and spraypainted it with several coats of chalkboard paint. Once that was all dry I removed the masking tape and painted the rest of the chipboard area with gold metallic paint. 


Next I outlined the edges of the acrylic with a gold metallic paint pen. The black images were then stamped on to the back of the acrylic using StazOn ink. Lastly I added some gunmetal jewels to the front of the frame.

Super easy, the most time consuming part was waiting for the paint to completely dry between coats.

Tonya Dirk- Clear Scraps Design Team

From Frame to Memo Board

One of my goals in 2013 is to get organized. What better way to get organized than a pretty memo board! At approximately 18 inches tall, the new XL Frames are the perfect size for creating a memo board with. 


Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps Extra Large Oval Scallop Frame
Clear Scraps Vine Border
Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheets
Accent Paper Flowers
Ranger (Alcohol inks and Archival ink)
Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp
Stampendous Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamps
acrylic paint
fabric & tulle


1. Stamp back of acrylic frame with woodgrain image in Archival Ink.
2. After the ink dries, paint with brown ink.
3. Using the center of the frame as a reference, cut a piece of cork to fit in the center. Adhere to chipboard.
4. Cover cork with fabric and adhere frame.

5. Stamp butterflies on acrylic sheets, color and cut out.
6. Embellish frame with butterflies and flowers.

Wendy Price - Clear Scraps Designer

Dream Big in 2013

I am LOVING the new Clear Scraps Mascils! They can be used to create the perfect background for your layouts in a matter of minutes!

Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps Square Borders
Clear Scraps 12” Gears Mascil
Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets
Bazzill Cardstock
Ranger (Black Soot Distress Ink)
Tsukineko (Memento, StazOn inks, Goosebumps )
Stampendous Gears Kiddo Perfectly Clear Stamps
Cricut Nate’s ABC’s Cartridge
Basic Grey pattern paper

1. Ink background cardstock with Black Soot with over Gears Mascil.
2. Remove mask and flick water over inked image to create distressed look.
3. Cut title from the background cardstock using Nate’s ABC’s cartridge.
4. Cut a piece of acrylic sheet to fit behind title. Spray with Goosebumps to add texture. Allow to dry.

5. Adhere to the back of the layout behind cutout title, creating a window effect on the layout.
6. Stamp gears, color with Copics and cut out.
7. Adhere pattern paper, photo and stamped images to layout.
8. Ink Square Border with StazOn, trim and staple to layout.

Creating Made Easy- Create Your Own Projects With Our Help!

Good morning CS friends!

Would you like to make this album for a friend or yourself?

Would you love to have step by step printed instructions along with all the supplies? Well now you can! Clear Scraps has just began a NEW kit club called

Creating Made Easy Kit Club

This month's project is this sweet acrylic mini album (6X6). You will not only receive the kit but full instructions for creating this project. (Created by Pinky)


Each month is a new amazing kit filled with Clear Scraps products and amazing paper/embellishments! Plus with EVERY kit you will receive instructions for one special project for you to re-create yourself!!

Flyer poster for blog

Also on the Creating Made Easy Blog you will find AT LEAST 4 step by step tutorials every month, which will give you enough inspiration to create all of your own projects and more!

To find out more just head over to the Creating Made Easy




New chipboard Albums, Banners, & Frames, Oh My!!

Good morning crafters! Leah here with you today hoping that the New Year is off to a great start for you!

Clear Scraps has expanded our chipboard selection and I'm here to show you two of them!! We will be looking at the Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album, new deco frame, and the Small Scallop Banner!
After I had my son, Cameron, I never really created a baby book for him. With another child just under a year, and a 8 year old, I was super busy. Albums such as these are nice, you can go back and create something special with those precious photos you have been holding on to.
For this album, I focused on all the photos taken at the hospital.
This photo on the front is framed with our new Clearly Framed Acrylic!
They make highlighting a photo a piece of cake, here's a closer look.

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out embellishments and tabs for photos through-out the album.
I had so many photos I wanted to include in this album, but there was not enough room with all the photos being 6x4. I used washi tape and photo tabs to create a interactive album within the album pages.
On this page, I had room for journaling beneath the photos.
On the next two pages, I added photos in a way where they fold back onto themselves using washing tape. To do this, I turned over all my photos and spaced them 1/2" apart. I then adhered washi tape down the middle of the photos until they all have tape. It's best to use tape you know will stay put and not peel back up.
To add these photos to the album, I used Beacons 3-in-1 glue and applied it to only the bottom half of the last photo. When you flip through the images, it tucks behind the photo beneath it, and the other photos become visible!

And here's the last page! I love this album and I think Cameron will too!
Real quickly, I want to share the New chipboard scallop banner!!
I painted the banner with acrylic paints in rainbow colors, then I added quotes about friendship and rainbows on here. When the banner is all together it says Friends.

And that my friends, is a wrap! I hope you enjoyed todays post and keep telling your friends about us! We love seeing what you are creating with Clear Scraps, so stop by our Facebook page and show us!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Build It Your Way - Elena's Version

Almost a month ago we celebrated Christmas and I am sure that you have many photos to scrap now.

So Build It your Way is the best decision for it.  I have created a mini album with several Christmas photos


  I used Small Acrylic Binder, that I've decorated with some fussy cuttingof Maja Design Christmas Collection Papers and added some acrylic paint



I decided to use Deco Acrylic 6.5x6.5 pages for my photos

and surely I can not resist adding some acrylic paints there too. I am so happy that now we have so many mascils to choose from. So I took 6" Quarterfoil mask and apllied some paint on acrylic pages, then added some stamping



 for Scalloped Chipboard 6,5 x 6.5 I used Maja Design papers as well and applied texture paste using my 6' Brickwall Mascil. After that I misted through it with some spray.

  The same mask I used on acrylic page too



and I adore this transparency that acrylic gives to the pages


 and then I just started mixing the masks and the mediums


and again acrylic page for the photo


more texture


and the last one



and some close ups


I 'm in love with these mascils





XL Project: Believe w/ Pinky

Good morning Clear Scraps fans!

Pinky here today-

So how have you been enjoying the month long reveal of BRAND NEW RELEASES? 

I know I have LOVED seeing all the new designs and I have had even more fun creating with them. I have a fun project to share with you today, it is hard to share just how BIG this project really is. 

This is one of the brand new Clearly Framed Deco Frame Sets and it is a whopping 11.5X18 INCHES! It is really beautiful. Now I created a wall hanging from it, but I think it would be simply amazing as a photo collage as well. 


I will definitely be ordering more and creating them. I also love that they come in a set!

For this project I ended up using a BIG foam stamp and Jenni Bowlin paint dabber, I painted the stamps onto the acrylic and then sealed it with PYMII. 

I also spray painted the back piece with regular old spray paint, I love the little bit of crackled effect the chipboard has. 

CHA-ClearScraps_PinkyHobbs12For the BELIEVE I simply removed the film from the BACK of the acrylic Expression and lightly spray painted it in glossy black. Not coating entirely because I wanted it to show through just a bit. 

Then I added my embellishments and lace. I really think the possibilities are endless here. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project and I really hope you will share yours with us!

Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team

BIYW Binder Album...

 Hello everyone!  Like what we promised we are continuing on sharing projects using the newest 2013 products. Have you picked a favorite yet, well  it's hard to pick one, I really love them all. :)  This "Bind it Your Wary album is on top of my list though :). You are going to love it  too, I promise!  Here is what I created with it. "My Favorite Four" Album.

Clear Scraps Supplies: BIYW 7.5 X 7.5 Acrylic Binder,  BIYW Deco Acrylic 6.5 X 6.5 Pages, BIYW Regular Chipboard 6.5 X 6.5 Pages, 6" Flowers Mascils Mask/Stencil, 6" Gears and 6" Triangles. Other Supplies; Ki Memories, Stazon Ink Pads, Hampton Art Stamps, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, and My Minds Eye. 

Binder Adora


These are the Chipboard pages, covered in papers.




Here are the acrylic pages (starts on the right side)




Thanks for stopping by!! Hope we give you some inspiration to  create with acrylics.. They are so much fun!!!


XL Deco Top Frame makes a great wedding gift!

Good morning Clear Scraps friends!
Leah here with you today to host the blog, and I am SO excited to share with you the gorgeous new Extra Large Frames Clear Scraps now offers.
Today we will be working with the XL Rectangle Deco Top Frame Set 
and a new Mascil (Mask/stencil) - the 6" Circles!

I created a wedding gift for my cousin Amy to give to her on her upcoming Anniversary this year.

To start this project, I took the chipboard backing (in the picture above it is on the right side) and painted it all white with gesso. I set that aside to dry.

For the Acrylic top, I mixed red acrylic paint with Liquitex coarse texture gel. The texture gel creates a sand like texture and makes the paint more thick... perfect for adding texture on top of the acrylic when used with the brand new stencils Clear Scraps offers!
Once the texture gel/paint mixture was dry, I turned over the Acrylic top and alcohol inked the backside in a lovely red shade.
Add some lace and Silver Christmas pearl garland around the photo edges, add the date of their anniversary, a way to hang the plaque, and my project was complete.


What has been your favorite product out of the New Releases so far this year?
Thanks so much for stopping in with us today. Stop by our facebook page and recommend us to your friends!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team

*Winner* And Build It Your Way Binder - Collecting Creativity

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, before KC shares her incredible album we wanted to THANK YOU ALL for sharing Clear Scraps with your friends and entering the Blog Hop Contest! Also we wanted to post a winner from our NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!!!
Deanna Green please email
with your information and we will mail you a wonderful prize package!
Now on to KC's post! 

I'm sure I am not the only one who has made a resolution to be more organized.  Is it actually possible to organize your crafting supplies?  I guess I'll find out....

When I saw the new Clear Scraps Build it Your Way binder, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.  This binder will be a place for me to keep and organize creative ideas, samples and inspirations.

About the title -  I am a doodler...some of my best work is on post-it notes that I've sketched while on hold or listing to someone on the phone.  Others are in the margins of my notepad from long office meetings.  I've been known to keep a collection of post-it notes long after I've returned the phone call or dealt with the item on the paper, simply because I liked the doodle I had created on it.  So, one of the sections in this binder will be devoted to collecting these little sketches.

I chose to use the chipboard pages inside the binder.  Since I will be continuing to add to this binder, this will always be a work in progress.  I may at some point add more acrylic pages, but for now the chipboard pages camouflage some of the creative clutter that will be kept in this book.

The cover of the binder also features a couple of the other new items from Clear Scraps.  The "lattice" border was created using blue and purple alcohol inks and 6" Quarterfoil Mascil - Mask/Stencil.

The blue scroll is one of the new acrylic borders - Swirls.  I used a mix of blue tones of alcohol ink on the back and then painted the backside with white acrylic paint to make it stand out more.

Visit the Clear Scraps site to see all of the new products!!

And wish me luck on this organization project!!  It is SO much more fun to craft than to clean the craft zone!!

Happy 2013!!


My Promise Layout

Hello once again fellow acrylic lovers & happy belated 2013!  Kay here presenting a layout made with a couple of new releases by Clear Scraps.  For this page I've used items from both new releases by Clear Scraps; Acrylic Borders & Clearly Framed.  

From the Acrylic Border collection I've used the Square Acrylic Border.  From the Clearly Frame collection I've used the Small Rectangle Frame.

This would be my newborn son when he was about 2 days old.  The theme of my page is 'My Promise' to him as his mom.  My journaling consists of several items that I pledge to provide as his mom throughout his long journey in life & as one of the most influential persons in his life.   

My Promise
For the Square Acrylic Border, I've added texture by first highlighting the edges for a couple of the squares with a black Sharpie.  I then colored the border with orange & yellow alcohol inks.  I then dressed the corners of the squares by applying a dot of Bisque Liquid Pearls.  Finally a couple of square mosaic pieces were adhered to a couple of the square boxes.  

You simply can't go wrong with alcohol inks when it comes to acrylic!  The best part is that if you make a mistake or don't like how it's coming out--just add a few drops of the Blending Solution, wipe it clean & you can start all over again.

For the Small Rectangle Frame--I've covered it with patterned paper, inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink & dressed up the corners with a couple of Black Diamond Stickles dots.

You can find more details & close ups for this page on my blog.  Make sure to keep coming back to the Clear Scraps blog for more inspiration by the talented DT on how to utlize acrylic elements for your crafty projects!  Enjoy the rest of the week...

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team

New Acrylic Star Border

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer and it's my turn up on the blog today and I hope you have been enjoying the new products from Clear Scraps!  It's been a lot of fun working with them! Today, I'm sharing a layout I created using the new Star Acrylic Border.  



After removing the protective film from both sides, I applied a coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam paint in Chandelier.



After the glitter paint dried, I made random drips of  Ranger alcohol inks, allowing them to mix. 


 Here is a close up of my border! I love how it turned out! 



Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps shop for all of the new releases! Thanks for stopping by!




Additonal products used:  patterned paper, cardstock stickers:  Crate Paper; washi tape, letter stickers: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; thread: We R Memory Keepers; wooden veneer stars:  Studio Calico; border punch: Fiskars.

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

Hi everybody! Hope you all enjoyed the blog hop yesterday! Tonya here today to share another brand new CHA project with you. This is a chipboard Train Banner. This would make such a cute addition to a little boys room or for some party decor.



For the stars that are the end pieces of the banner, I used the new 6" Gears mask to lightly mist over them.






The rest of the supplies that I used are as follows:

Patterned Papers: Simple Stories Urban Traveler line (available very soon!)

Dies: Papertrey Ink

Mist: Mr. Huey's by Studio Calico

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tonya Dirk-Clear Scraps Design Team