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September 2013

Turning A CS Banner Into A Mini Album!

Good morning and happy Monday to all the Clear Scraps friends!

I have a fun project today to share. 

I turned this Clear Scraps Small Chip Pennant Banner into a Halloween themed mini album!

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I carefully covered each page with this beautiful Graphic 45 paper, then added the embellishments. 

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Since the holes were pre-punched all I had to do was add the rings I had in my craft supplies. 

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And put the fun crocheted ribbon on them. 

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The Clear Scraps banners are very versatile and create amazing scrapbook page accents as well as mini albums. 

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I also love the true quality of the Clear Scraps chipboard. 

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I hope you enjoyed my mini album today, I know I loved making it. 

Until next time- Keep on creating!!


Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team Coordinator

Products Used:

Clear Scraps Small Chip Pennant Banner, Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells, Petaloo Flowers & ribbon, Xyron Adhesives.

Fall Layout and Video Tutorial

Hi there, Elena is here to share with you A Fall inspired Layout I made suing some Clear Scraps embellishments and mascils. You can check a video tutorial of creating it at the end of the post.


  This is my favourite season and though I prefer pastel colors, I adore some earthtones as well as some blue frozen shades.

  To create this LO I used Lamp Embellishment. I covered it partly with gel medium and then applied alcohol inks. The inks just flow over the surface. Next step is to ink the edges with Staz - On, I used it in black and if you turn the acrylic upside down you can watch as if the light is turned on.



  I applied beaded glass texture paste on the Small Rectangle Deco Top Frame


  I used 6" Damask Mascil to apply the paste. Then I added few drops of alcohol inks and when it was dried completely, I inked the edges and textured parts with Staz-On too.

And 6" Wood Grain Mascil was used to create my background.


 You are welcome to check the video tutorial for the tips and techniques I used .


Thanks for stopping by today


Back to School with Acrylic Numbers and Circle Mascil

 Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share another layout with you featuring some fun Clear Scraps products!  I love that you can incorporate them into any project to fit your style!  Since September is the month when most kids go back to school, I created this back to school themed page using the Acrylic Numbers and the 6 Inch Circle Mascil.  

 My "5" comes from the  Acrylic Alphabet and Numbers set shown here:




 I colored my mumber with Ranger Alcohol ink in Red Pepper. After adhering it to my page, I used a 03 American Crafts black journaling pen and outlined the outside.  


Before adhereing my paper and embellishments, I laid the 6 Inch Circle Mascil onto my cardstock and sprayed lightly with Tattered Angels in Wheat.   Here is a close up of the effect: 


Here are some additional photos of my layout.  I added decorative brads and a doily (also sprayed with ink mist). 




 I added more brads as well as enamel dots around my pennant banner. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! You can visit the shop by clicking here!  Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, decorative brads: Simple Stories, enamel dots: Teresa Collins Designs, My Mind's Eye; rubber letter stickers, journaling pen: American Crafts; stamp: Studio Calico, ink, kraft tag: Ranger; arrow cut file: Silhouette; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; pennant punch: Marvy Uchida; misc:  thread, sewing machine, doily.

Mixed Media Canvas by Monica!

IMG_0066Hi everyone Itoday I am sharing a canvas mixed media piece.  I made using various Clear Scraps pieces.  This was Expressions Family.  I applied gesso to the entire canvas and then painted in various colors.  At first, it was hideous totally did not like how it was looking. So what is nice about canvas you can apply gesso and start over almost.


I applied gesso back over and let it sit for awhile.  I came back and I loved how it looked the paint seeped through the gesso and it had a nice soft color to it.

IMG_0066-001Then I inked the edges of the acrylic pieces with a black paint pen so that it would stand out.  Then apply light molding paste to the stencil you are using. 


I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by

Clear, Chip and some Washi...going back to school.

Happy Tuesday Clear Scraps fans!  Guiseppa here to share with you a couple of back to school projects.  Now that we are all a little more settled into school, our kids are hopefully on a schedule, we can get to crafting more.  Yay!

First off, I want to share with you what I made using Clear Scraps Medium Rectangle Deco Frame.


I decided to try something I haven't used a ton of...WASHI!  I love the Washi craze, but to be honest I haven't used it a whole lot.  So, I decided I wanted to make a custom teacher frame, cover it in Washi and give as a gift.  To my amazement...this was so easy.

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The Washi sticks wonderfully to the Clear Scraps Acrylic.

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I also used a piece of Clear Scraps chipboard for the back of te frame and then covered it in patterned paper.  I love the quality of Clear Scraps Chipboard.

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What an awesome gift for that favorite teacher.  Best of all...this can go right on his of her desk because it is so dang cute!

Next favorite.  Since I am a layout girl and that is my favorite project to create, here is a layout with my kiddos.  This was their first day back this year.  One this layout I used Clear Scraps Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly.


I used these as embellishments on my layout...adding acrylic paint to the edges of the acrylic pieces.

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I love the look of the raw bare chipboard, so I didn't add  anything to those.

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Here is a few more details of my layout.

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I just love the versatility of the Clear Scraps products and how I can make them my own.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look at my projects.  I hope this has inspired you to dig into your Clear Scraps goodies and get crafting.  The kids are in school...what are you waiting for!


Star Clips, for your special Star~

Hope the first month of School is going well and you have found a place for all of those papers sent home:):) I have a cute Star clip that can help out with that. 


Another easy project and so cute!!!  Take the Small Star acrylic shapes and adhere paper to the back.  I used Zip Dry by Beacon.  Ink around the edges of the paper with your favorite ink, for shading.


I then glued a magnet and cloths pin to the back, using 3-in-1 Craft Glue by Beacon.  You can use the clips for papers, art work or great for the fridge.  That is where most kid art lands:):)


Here is a close up of the clips.  You can make them using any of the acrylic shapes in the store.

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Thanks for stopping by~



Hi everyone Monica here again to share a Clear Card from Clear Scraps.  This is the 1st time I have seen one and I am completely sold.  Absolutely love them.  I love anything that offers illusion and these are perfect.

IMG_0068I used Simple Stories patterned paper.  Love the fun camera prints

IMG_0070When you first open you package what you get is a back piece and 2 side flaps that you adhere to the back panel with clear circular adhesive - super neat btw or have I said that already - think I did... they look like this


IMG_0071This shows the first side open and I put a huge cloud that carries over onto the other side

IMG_0073Here is an aerial view of what it looks like and you can see how the cloud carries over and it almost serves as a closure piece
IMG_0072Here I have the front view and I amd showing it with the side open so you can the cool look of the acrylic.  These are a must have I PROMISE! 

Thanks for stopping by everyone and I hope you enjoyed my post today!

Hey almost forgot and you get this neat envelope to put it in..

don't forget to leave some love....

A Clear Scraps Mini Deco Album tutorial!

Happy Thursday all!  Guiseppa here to share with you this fun little Mini Deco Album I created and I want to show you how I made it.  

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So, here is a look at the album and the supplies I used.

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I decided the colors I wanted all my clear pages to be.  Then I took off the clear plastic film on the acrylic.  I simply added a few drop of Alcohol Ink to my Alcohol ink applicator and dabbed away until I got the desired look I wanted.  On some of my acrylic pages, I used more than one color of Alcohol Ink.

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This is what all of my pages looked like when I was done inking them.

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Next, I cut out all of these fun shapes using my Cameo.  Most of my shapes ended up being about 2x2 inches.

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Now to add them to my acrylic pages.  I love to have dimension on my projects, so  I used some foam adhesive to adhere my shapes.  

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After I added all of my shapes to my acrylic pages, I embellished them just a little.

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How fun is this?  I love the colors and how it looks when it is all put together.  This would be  fun little gift for a teacher.  Thanks for stopping in and I  hope you have fun creating with your Clear Scraps supplies.



School Wipe-Off Board

Hi everyone! Wendy here with a wipe-off board for school assignments. We're only a few days into the school year, but my head is already spinning trying to keep track of my boys assignments and activities. 


Supplies Used: Clear Scraps 8 x 8 Book Stand, There She Goes Believe In You stamps, Quick Quotes Back 2 School Collections, Basic Grey alphabet stickers, Beacon Zip Dry, washi tape, copics


1. Cut pattern paper to size, machine stitch and mat with cardstock. Adhere to back of Book Stand. 

2. Embellish the front of Book Stand with stamped images, chipboard stickers, washi tape and alphabet stickers. 


3. Embellish dry erase marker with washi tape. 


Tip/Technique: I'm sure you've heard the tip about using a ruler to align stickers on a layout, but I always had a hard time getting that to work with smaller stickers. The thick beveled edge of the ruler made it difficult to stick the alphabet stickers down. My solution...Clear Scraps acrylic scraps. The thinness of the acrylic makes it perfect. Line the bottom of your stickers up on the acrylic scrap. Figure out where you want it on your layout and press down, pulling the acrylic out. 


Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Design Team

Acrylic Deco Shape Layout...

Hi everyone, this is Adora your todays blog host. Today I am sharing this layout I've created using Acrylic XL Deco Sheet , I think the deco shape is so fitting for this girls layout :) it adds that little feminine touch, don't you think? I also used the "6 inch Damask  Mascils with a brown color spray paint. 


Here's a closer look.

Other supplies used: Authentique, Theresa Collins, Stazon Ink Pad and Beacon All purpose glue.


Thank you so much for stopping by...........until next time!!! 


Skirted Tag Mini

Hi everyone Monica here and this is my first post for Clear Scraps and I hope I do a good job!.  I am sharing a mini album I made for school.  My son's teacher Mrs. Adams taught my son and daughter so I made her this Skirted Tag mini album as a gift to post pics in.

IMG_0037I left certain spots black because she loves to write little funny blurbs the kids say.  I used some patterned paper from CTMH I loe the interesting color blend on this set.


Closer look at the flowers

IMG_0039This is the back side of the tag.  I added another spot for a pictured and the saying you see has a little pocket

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IMG_0044This page with my sons adorable smile lol I used the acrylic Pennants embellishments

IMG_0046Closer view of the pennants I then outlined each one witha paint pen so you could see it pop off the page

IMG_0047This page here has a pull out tag pocket I added

I hope everyone enjoyed my 1st official post and I am so privileged to be a part of an amazing team of Fab ladies!!

Simply Monica

Sprucing up a square border~

Hi everyone~I have a scrapbooking layout to share and how I spruced up the Square acylic border.  So let's get started~


* Choose 4 cordinating alcohol inks ( I used Ranger) and apply to the acrylic border.


* Use your square punch and punch out different sizes of squares from your pattern paper.

* Ink the edges and adhere them in different spots on the border.


* Pull out a stencil ( I used the CS Brick Wall) and did the L top corner and the bottom R corner.  I used some red mist spray.  Any spray that goes well with your paper is fine.

* Ink around the Kraft cardstock (for shading). I used Ranger ink, brown.

* Here is a close-up so you can see how mine came out.


* Glue your border down using the Zip Dry by Beacon.


Here is my finished layout.  I used Graphic45 pattern paper.

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Thanks for stopping by~

Connie M


Birds Acrylic Border Layout

 Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm happy to share a layout I created in honor of Grandparents Day which was this past weekend.  I love this sweet photo of my daughter and mother-in-law having fun with moustaches!

For my project, I used the new 12 inch Chevron Mascil (which I LOVE) and the Birds Acrylic Border





Seriously if you haven't played with the Mascils yet, you must!  They are so fun to use!  For my background, I layed the Mascil over my cardstock.  I first used Dylusions ink spray in White Linen. After allowing that to dry, I added a few random sprays in Tattered Angels Caribbean Blue. I love the effect it made!  Don't be afraid to experiment with color!



While waiting for my cardstock to dry, I colored the Bird Acrylic Border. After peeling the protective film from both sides, I added Ranger Alcohol Ink in Slate.  The alcohol ink dries fairly fast so then you can either leave as is or add another color or medium.  I chose to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Chandelier to give some "pop" to my border.  


Here is a close up shot of the acrylic border.  I used the Glimmer Glam sparingly but you can definitely add more. 


And here's a close up of the Chevron Mascil + spray inks:


After adding my border, I added a title and cute little embellishments (I have a thing for sequins right now!)   


For my journaling, I hid it on a tag that slips into the vellum pocket.   


Thanks for checking out my layout and be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps Shop to see other new Mascils, as well as an AWESOME fall sale going on right now!  

Additional products used:  patterned paper:  American Crafts, Studio Calico;  wooden veneer letters, sequins, resin flowers, vellum pocket, stamp: Studio Calico; photo frames: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics; ink: Ranger; misc: thread, sewing machine, typewriter.

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Messy Head Mini Album


  Elena is here with you to share with a mini album I made for myself.

It's all about my family members and I used Chipboard Deco Brag Bag as I love the form of it - what a nice idea to hold all the photos of your kids in such a pretty mini album that you can easily take with you.

  I used several Clear Scraps mascils to create my background. To color my background I used 6" Circles Mascil and Gelatos


 For the pages above  I used 6" Flowers


 and colored the background with chalk ink.


 For my next page I used the mix of mists and inks with
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  Here I used 2 mascils:

I applied Shimmerz Texturez using  6" Brick Wall


  and I misted some sprays through 6" Gears 


and some close ups



  I hope you have enjoyed my mini album and how I mixed several mascils in my project.