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October 2013

Family is Love

Hi everyone Monica here on this fabulous Halloween and I hope it will be a fun filled evening for all the trick or treaters!  I will be going with my zombie niece and my ninja nephew.  Although every year he is a ninja anyway.  I will be dressed as batman and carrying my pillowcase in hopes of getting a lot of candy! Yes, i really do go door to door and say trick or treat.  I am only 5' and weigh 115.. lol
I made a double tag photo frame piece using Clear Scraps Skirted Tag.
  I basically glued the patterned paper to each tag.
Then cut it out using an exacto knife (these are a must btw)
I then drew some flowers and cut them out to decorate each sides of the tags with.  
To make the flowers you mist the paper with water and take a pencil or paintbrush and curl the ends as shown and layer 3 flowers on top of each other and stagger 
 I then used some of the additional pieces that came in the Yesteryear collection to decorate my tags.  The doily actually is a professionally cut piece from GDs and it is from cardstock 
this is the other side of the tag.   
Here is how it looks put together - I attached them using a sentiment from the set "Family Love" 
Happy Halloween everyone and I hope you enjoyed my post.  I know you were probably thinking I would something scary, but I dont do Fall much so I thought I would change things up a bit...

Fall Magnets~easy project!

Hi everyone!! I have a quick project making shapes out of the Clear Scraps 12"x12" acrylic sheets.  Being as we are in the Fall of the year, I wanted to make some pumpkin magnets for my kitchen board.  Such an easy project with Clear Scraps.


I use the S.E.I. (Chalet) paper pack and die cut embellishments, also by S.E.I.  I cut the acrylic sheet in half so it would fit through the Big Shot.  I had pumpkin and acorn Sizzix dies, so I did two of each.


To bring out the acrylic a bit more, I outlined the shapes with a bronze pearl pen by Viva Decor.


The background paper I used is actually from the packaging, that the die shapes were in.  I didn't emboss the shapes, once they were cut out but it would have been a great look, also. Thanks for stopping by today!!!

These would make great teacher gifts!!!

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Fun Fall Layout and Mini Album

Ok, so I have to admit, I am not fan of the cold, but I do happen to love the colors of Fall.  Guiseppa here and I would like to share with you a couple of Fall projects I made using Clear Scraps products.

First off I made this layout using the Clear Scraps Woodgrain 12x12 Stencil.



I simple used a mist to create this affect.  It was really quite simple and I love the look it gave my layout.


Here are some more details to my layout.




Next this fun clear acrylic mini album.  This one is called the Deco Album.  To accent the acrylic, I inked the edges with brown StazOn Ink.

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Now, all this album needs is some fun fall pictures.  I need to get on that.  Thanks for stopping in and peeking at my projects.


Halloween Banner with Jennifer

Hello! Halloween is just around the corner! And what better way to get into the festive spirit is to create something to show off in your home! Today I'm happy to share a fun Halloween banner I created using the Large Acrylic Banner. I particularly love this banner because you can decorate for pretty much any holiday or theme!


I loved using different papers and embellishments to cover each pennant. Did you know you can make your own acrylic embellishments, as well?  Take any 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, cut it down to the size you need, and run it through your die cut machine.  


Here, I used the Mini Skull from Tim Holtz. I then added Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels in Chandelier to give it some sparkle!  




I also made the Mini Bat from the same die set. My bat is covered with Glimmer Glaze from Tattered Angels.  Making your own acrylic embellishments can be a nice addition to your project!




On this pennant, I used the "3" and "1" from the Acrylic Alphabet and Numbers Set. I colored my numbers with Ranger Alcohol ink in Rust.  Instead of using an applicator, I dripped the ink straight onto the acrylic.



Thanks for reading today! Hope this inspires you to do some spooky creations of your own with Clear Scraps! Check out the blog this week for more acrylic inspiration!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: My Mind's Eye; brads: Teresa Collins Designs; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; wooden bingo piece, decorative pin: Maya Road; washi tape: Freckled Fawn; misc:  tulle, doily



Family Frame

Hi there, Elena is posting today and I have a very special project I made for my Family.


 Our family has been lucky to make a beautiful shot of 4 of us and  I have been seeking for  a special product to feature this shot for a long time. And finally I found it - it is a Medium Rectangle Deco Top Frame.

This how it looks during the daylaight<

just love how it turns diiferent depending on the light


  To start I colored it with alcohol inks and while they were still wet, I applied embossing powder on them and carefully heated it with my tool from tha backside. Then I applied Shimmerz Texturez using 6" Quarterfoil mascil.


  Also I used Expression Small Family, that I just stamped on it with Staz On and lined with white pen


   I added some Blingz by Shimmerz on several parts of the alphas and colored the page from the Mini Heart Album almost completely with the same Blingz too.

  Hope you enjoyed my frame as I do, as it is quite an easy and fast way to create Home Decor project for your house.

Are You Missing The FUN?

If you haven't been to the Creating made Easy Kit Club Blog or seen the are MISSING OUT!
Not only do we have amazing kits but fabulous inspiration and tutorials by a talented Design Team!
Here is a sample of what you might not have seen this month!
But don't worry the kit is still available!!
Why not head to the Creating Made Easy Blog and check out the fantastic work and tutorials from some great creatistas!

Happy Holidays Card..

Hello everyone!!! Have you thought of the holidays yet? The day is moving along too fast :). and with all the busy-ness that is on our way, there is really no time early enough to prepare for it :). Starting with my holiday cards this year, I created this project using the 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet t and Clear N' Chip "Believe" Sheet, one down fifty more to go!


Supplies used: SEI Chalet Paper Collection, Stazon Ink Pads, The Twinery and Beacon 3-in-1 craft glue.


Trace and cut the ornament shape as shown, then adhere onto the back of the acrylic and punch a hole for ribbon. Cut the acrylic sheets in 4 parts  (can make 4 cards total)  then smear Stazon ink on the edge for color.  For the base of the card, cut a 12 x 5 patterned paper and fold in half, attached the prepared acrylic on top using eyelets on four corners. Add the ornament on top using pop-dots for added dimension.


Thanks for stopping..........until next time..




Precious Acrylic Expression


Hi everyone! It's Irene here again and today I want to show you all a layout which I've created using mascils and an acrylic expression by Clear Scraps.


I've used the 6x6 damask mascil with some texture paste to create the textured background on this layout. When it is dry, I misted it with some colorations by Art Anthology.

Using an acrylic expression here as title is perfect because I still want to see the area underneath it. To make it visible, I've used a Zig Painty marker to outline it.

Happy scrapping! 

Clear Scraps Educator


Hi everyone Monica again sharing another Clear Scraps project.  I made this Home Decor piece using the Expressions Large Create.  I added a photo mat, but it was really hard to capture a good picture so I am breaking it into pieces. 
 The -R- I painted and inked with stazon this is a great ink to use on acrylic
I handmade the flowers using SEI Yesteryear collection this is a gorgeous collection for fall projects. 
This photo mat came in the set this way all I had to do was cut it out. 
 Here is the piece again I outlined it with a gold paint pen perfect for acrylic
I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to leave a comment I would love to hear what everyone thinks...
Supplies Used:

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! It's Irene here today and a layout using some acrylic circles and mascils by Clear Scraps.


I've created the background using the fans mascil with tons of mists.


This acrylic cricle above is painted using alcohol ink and later doodled on using a white marker and paints.


As for this hot air balloon, I've attached an acrylic circle on top of the cut out image. I've embossed the circle and later painted it with alcohol ink and paints. 

Have fun scrapping!

Clear Scraps Educator

All framed up~ Fall home decor project!

Hi everyone,  I have a really cute home decor project using one of the Clear Scraps XL frames and some S.E.I. paper products.  Here is the picture of what we are going to make~


So let's get started~

Any of the XL frames will work for this.


*The first thing is to trace around the acrylic frame and cut it out of the pattern paper, in my case I used the S.E.I. (Challet) paper pack.


*Once you have your shape, I used a Darkroom Door background stamp and added s script image to mine. I was going after a vintage look.   The photo is a 5"x7" and I cut it down a little, so it would hang a liitle bit over the center part (opening ) of the frame.  By doing it this way, I can change out photo's if I so choose to.


*I made a mat to accomplish what I just discribed to you in the above instructions.  Next ink around the edges of the paper. I used ink by Ranger.


*It is starting to take shape.  I adhered the paper to the acrylic frame with Zip Dry by Beacon. Works so good!


* I took two of the acrylic leaves from Clear Scraps and used green and beige alchol ink on them for color.


*After everything was dry, I started placing the elments down on the frame.  I used a real twig, S.E.I. stickers and die cuts, to build the branch the bird is sitting on.  I tucked the two acrylic leaves in the cluster also.


*The frame is pinned to a vintage bingo card~love the eclectic look it gives and the presentation of the acrylic frame.


Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

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Spooky Halloween Door Hanger

Halloween is getting closer and if you haven't completed all of your Halloween crafts yet, here's one that is super easy and so cute.  Guiseppa here to share with you a quick way to make a Halloween door hanger.

First you want to start off with a 12x12 piece of patterned paper of your choice.  Cut it into 6 strips, each being 2x12 inches.

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I want to accordion fold these strips, so I used my Score-Pal to measure and score, making the folding much easier.  I scored every half inch.  If you don't have a scoring tool, you can measure with a ruler, mark and fold.

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Here you can see the scored lines.

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Next accordion fold your strips by folding on the up side then again on the underside.

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Here is what it should look like.

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Here are all of my strips...all accordion folded.

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Next attach and adhere all of your accordion folded strips together.

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Adhere the two ends together to form a circle.

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Cut out two circles one 4 inches and the other 3 1/4 inches.

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Next, turn over your accordion folded circle and squeeze it together and adhere the larger 4 inch circle to the back.  This will keep your accordion circle together.

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Turn it back over to the side you intend to use as the front and adhere the smaller circle.  By the time this drys, it should hold together nicely.

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Next I used a doily to cover up the circle. You could put anything you would like on yours.

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Next I picked a couple of Clear Scraps acrylic shapes to go on my door hanger...the Large Star and the Mini Clear Bat.

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Next, I cut out a star using my Silhouette.  I wanted this to go on top of my clear star.  The cut was 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.

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I adhered it to my acrylic star and inked the edges with black StazOn ink.

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Using more black StazOn ink and a sponge, I colored my bat.   I wanted a cloudy look to the bat, not a straight black look.  So, by using the sponge, I achieved that.

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Now to finish up!  I added my star and bat using a little foam adhesive for dimension.

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I also added this chipboard title on the bat, but you can add whatever title you would like.

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How fun is that?  I love the fact that I can dress up my Clear Scraps Acrylic shapes anyway I want.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have fun crafting your Halloween with Clear Scraps!  Check out the Clear Scraps Website to see all of their amazing products!


Fall Birch Trees

Hi everyone! Wendy here sharing a fall layout today.  

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We've used the Mascils with inks, paints, embossing pastes...but how about as a cutting pattern? Before I had a diecutting machine, I used to love fussy cutting designs out for my layouts. I decided I wanted the birch trees in the Trees Mascil be white with pattern paper in the background. In order to create that effect, I had to cut out the trees. Laying the Mascil down on the cardstock, trace the stencil completely. Using an exacto knife cut out the design. I didn't cut out the spots on the tree trunks, but instead used them as markers showing me where to add color. 

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I colored the birch trees in with copics and water color pencils. I added SEI Diecut leaves to complete the birch tree look. 

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I really wanted to color the Deco Top Frame copper to match my SEI Diecut leaves. Only copper paint. Instead I used gold acrylic paint and mixed a bit of Orange Crush Glimmer Glaze together. It gave me the perfect color with a bit of shimmer, while allowing the tree background to show through. 

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All that was left to do was add a bit of journaling, twine and a sentiment. 

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Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (12 Tree Mascil, Medium Deco Frame), SEI (Yesteryear), Beacon (Zip Dry), Glimmer Glaze (Orange Crush), Gold acrylic paint, twine

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Fall Layout

Good Monday morning everyone! Hope you all had a fun weekend :)  This is the best time of fall where is still get sunny but with the cool breeze of air, I love it.  Speaking of fall today I created this layout using the acrylic-scallop shape with a fall/halloweenish theme. These are also some of my left over supplies from the Creating Made Easy October Kit.

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Note: I color the acrylic with a slight (mist) spray of black paint, just enought to still see the print of the pattern paper on the back. I embellished the page with cut out prints from the paper and with the hand made flower rosette and banners. Here's a closer look.

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Thank you for stopping and checking us out here at Clear Scraps Blog....until next time!!!



It's Enchanted!

Hi everyone Monica here with another Clear Scraps project and today I have the Acrylic Recipe Stand album.. I must say this is one of my faves from Clear Scraps.  I love the clear in combination with the chipboard as well.  

I lined the bottom tabs with spiders and I just love how it all came together.



This is a clear page love the look


This page has a spot for a picture - I used a






A close look at how awesome the acrylic looks when its decorated 




I hope everyone enjoyed my post for today and don't forget about our Fall Color Inspiration Challenge that Clear Scraps has going on.  There is a fabulous prize pack up for grabs!!