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January 2014

Another Class To Look Forward To!

Hello Clear Scraps friends, 

As you know 2014 will be an exciting year full of new designs, new workshops and classes!

We wanted to share just one more of the amazing designs you will be seeing in the Clear Scraps classroom this year.


This beautiful "It's Spectacular" is created with the new 8X8 Misty Mixable album and is just one of 4 new classes we will be offering in 2014. 


Be sure to check our page often for the latest classes and locations, as we book we will add them to the calendar along with a link for you to sign up. 


Can't wait to see you in 2014!!

Tea Time Mini album

Hi there. Elena is here to share with you a Tea Time Mini Album I made using new released Tea Pot Album


  I embellishned the cover with papers and a page from Mini Teacup Album


  I used some funny photos of my kids  while we were having tea with waffles.

I added some stamping with Staz On and colored some parts of the page with Shimmerz paints.


  I used some of Maja Design papers as they are so perfect for the Tea Time photos











  I am sure you enjoy your winter evenings with you family, so it's a good way to keep those warm memories in such album


Memories Word Frame ~ a tutorial.

Hi everyone!!!  I love the new Word Frames by Clear Scraps. I thought I would share with you how I created mine.  Maybe it will give you some ideas on creating one  for yourself. 

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I love the vintage look, so I started with that idea in mind.


1. To start you will need old dictionary pages and Fast Finish Decoupage by Beacon.

2. Tear the dictionary pages into meduim size pieces.

3. Adhere the torn page pieces to the back (chipboard) of the Word Frame.


4. When you have the back fully covered, just let it dry.

5. When the back is dry, take a file and go around the edges to take off any extra paper. This is when I shaded around the frame with brown ink.

6.  Attach the acrylic Word Frame to the chipboard frame back with small clips (to keep the acrylic in place) or cloths pins will work.


7.The frame is now ready to paint the letters. This is a picture of the paint and brush I used. A flat, sponge type brush made it so easy!

8. The acrylic Word Frame still has the plastic film on, so if you get some of the paint on the acrylic front, don't worry!

9. When the letters are painted and  dry,  pull off the plastic film (that protects the acrylic) on the front and back of the Word Frame.

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I then embellished the Word Frame.  I used  3-IN-1 by Beacon to adhere most of the embellishments.

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I loved creating this peice!!!

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Thanks for stopping by~


Guest Design Michelle Wofford

Hello, Michelle Wofford here and I'm excited to be a guest designer for the Clear Scraps Blog.  Today I would like to share with you a tutorial on to make a pocket card using the Belgrave Card from Clear Scraps
To make the pocket card you will need the large base piece and one of the smaller front pieces.  Remove the protective film from one side of the acrylic.  Trim a piece of patterned paper to the size of the base or adhere paper to base and trim excess with a craft knife. 


Note:  I used paper from a 6 x 6 pad. the base is a little longer than 6" so there is a small gap at the base.  For this card it won't be visible, but if it bothers you add a piece of coordinating paper to the base.   Remove protective film from one side of the smaller piece and adhere paper, trim excess with a craft knife.
Once your paper is trimmed flip the small piece over.  With the protective film on, line up the sides with a ruler (or I used my score board) and mark 3 spots on both sides at 1/2", 1 1/4" and 2", leaving a gap from the sides between 1/8" and 1/4".  Repeat on larger piece or just use the smaller piece as a guide for punching the base.
Use a crop-a-dile to punch the holes in both pieces.
Once the holes are made, remove the film on the back side of the acrylic.  place a bit of adhesive on the bottom of the small acrylic piece and adhere to the base being careful to line up the holes.  Secure the sides of the pocket by lacing ribbon up the sides. 
Trim a piece of coordinating paper to slide inside the pocket that is 2 3/4" x 4 1/2".  Add embellishments.  The heart shape was created by die cutting a sheet of Clear Scraps acrylic and then embossing it using an embossing folder. 
Add a little bling as a finishing touch. 
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I certainly enjoyed creating for you.  Thank you to Clear Scraps for the opportunity to design for them. 




Clear Scraps On The Road!

Have you always wanted to take a Clear Scraps class? 

2014 is the year for you! We offer several classes and workshops from the Beginner classes full of tips and ideas, to a more intermediate class using alcohol inks and stamping on acrylic! Everything you need to know Susan Frase will help you learn!

BRAND NEW designs for 2014- it's going to be an amazing year. 

The next class is in Grapevine, Texas and is the perfect way to enjoy your crafty day at the Scrapbook Expo. You can find classes as we schedule them on our blog right here: NEW CLASSES - always updating!

Taught by owner- Susan Frase


Basic 101 is perfect for the beginner

Basic Acrylic 101

12x12 Destinantion

Destination 12x12

Made with Love, turn an acrylic album into a great recipe box

Made with Love Recipe box

Family, learn to work with alcohol ink and other mediums on acrylic

FAMILY wall decor



21st & 22nd

Grapevine, TX


Hello Love

Hi everyone today I am sharin a project for Clear Scraps using some more new release items from CHA!!  I heard it was absolutely the best - hopefully next year I will be able to make it.
I used Mascils 6' Heart Wallpaper


and the  Butterfly Mixers I heating it with embossing powder and it started to melt I thought oh no... but then it was easy to manipulate and I could bend the wings into shape.  Worked out perfectly!!


I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to check out all the new goodies in the store!!

You Are My Happy: Mixable Cutie Album

Hello Clear Scraps friends! Jennifer here today to show a mini album I created with the new Mixable Cutie Album!  This fun book measures 5.75x7 inches with cascading pages that alternate between chipboard and acrylic! 





I covered the front acrylic page with patterned paper and embellishments. I love how it is smaller so that the rest of the book is visible.


A close up of the front cover: I used Teresa Collins Designs' You Are My Happy Collection.  I thought it went perfect with my family photos.



On the inside of my front cover, I used a hexagon cut file from my Silhouette for the background.  I then adhered it to the same patterned paper to give it dimension.


For this page, I wanted to leave a portion of the chipboard showing. I accented the edges by using a white paint pen. 




On this acrylic page, I only added my photo plus the sticker tab. Using my 6 inch Chicken Wire Mascil and Art Anthology's Dimensional Paint, I added this fun effect to the top right corner.


 Here is a close up of what I did with my Mascil! I love that you can use them with so many different types of art mediums!



The backside of the same page is mirrored with another photo with the paint showing through!



Again, I used my white paint pen to line the edges of my chipboard page.



Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see this and three more new Mixable Albums! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, decorative brads, sequins, enamel dots, decorative pin:  Teresa Collins Designs; gold heart pin, date stamp: American Crafts; staples:  Tim Holtz; wooden veneers: Studio Calico; ribbon: Hug Snug;   misc:  thread, Silhouette, metal rings, typewriter



New Mask Tutorial...XOXO!

I am so excited about the new Masks that Clear Scraps has.  Guiseppa here and I want t to share with you what I did with the XOXO Mask.

Gather your supplies.  I used:

The XOXO Mask

Patterned Paper

Misting Spray (it doesn't matter the brand)

Modeling Paste

A metal spatula

A bowl to mix it in

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Add the desired amount of modeling paste and mist to your bowl.  The amount is entirely up to you, depending on how much area you want to cover and how light or dark you want it to be.

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Mix it all together so that there isn't anymore white from the modeling paste.


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Scoop up some on your spatula.

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Spread over the area of the mask that you want on your patterned paper.  Make sure you get the paste in all the areas of the mask.  Don't worry about the coverage being even.  It gives it a dimensional look.  Peel it off carefully and let it dry before you finish up your project.

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Look!  How awesome is this?  I love the look.

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Here is what my final project looked like.

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Go ahead and give this a try.  I found my modeling paste at Michael's, but I am sure any big box crafting store will have it.  Thanks for stopping by and have fun crafting with Clear Scraps.


Explore with Feather Mixers

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm going to share a layout I created using the new Clear Scrap Feather Mixers.

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1. Place small feather down on white cardstock and ink with Distress Ink.

2. Remove small feather and place large feather down on cardstock and ink with Distress Ink.

3. Place both feathers down and splatter watered down paint on cardstock. Allow to dry.

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4. Ink acrylic feather with alcohol inks and allow to dry. Add a thick coat of Glossy Accents to the acrylic feather. Allow to dry.

5. Embellish layout with acrylic feather, photos, stickers and journaling.

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member


Book Of Mascils

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all a project which I've created using an acrylic binder, an acrylic frame and tons of mascils by Clear Scraps.


I've also used an acrylic frame to embellish  the front cover of this book.


This is a book which demonstrates the different design of mascils by Clear Scraps. For those of you visited Clear Scraps booth on last CHA, I'm sure you all got a peek of the inside pages of this book. 


Clear Scraps Educator

Journey Ballon Mini Album..

Hello everyone!!This is Adora your todays  blog host. How's the new year for you so far, hope it's inviting and promising, well it should be right, what else can and should we expect but a life of inviting opportunities and the promising future it has to offer . 

And what a great way to start the year with the brand new Clear Scraps products that I have the privileged to get a first hands on. :) Yes, today I am sharing one of my favorite albums created with the new Acrylic Ballon Album. Shape albums are so much fun.



I spray painted the cover in black. Next, embellish the cover  with the Acrylic cloud mixers - to add texture I use dry embossing tool then applied color using Stazon ink pad. For the title of  I used the Expression Small Journey title - painted in white and added color using stazon ink.



Next, trace and cut the shape of the pages and adhere onto the acrylic pages.  Then embellish my heart away. My favorite part :), building the pages.



Other Supplies: Ki Memories Paper, Stazon Ink Pads, Beacon All Purpose Glue.




Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the projects using the brand new products. Until next time...


A Guy Card with Clear Scraps!

Hi everyone, Connie here with a card for that special "Guy" using the Mini Tea Cup album.  The mini album comes with five tea cup shapes, so you can make more than one card or use it as a mini album.  I used Zip Dry by Beacon to adhere the pattern paper to the acrylic tea cup shape.

Card cup mustache

The paper is by Graphic45, so perfect for this.  The mustache shapes are stenciled on kraft cardstock and cut out.  The stencil is by Clear Scraps and is called Mustaches.

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On the inside of the card, I used the Mustache stencil again and made a decorative strip to hold a hot cocoa mix. Guys like that:)

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Thanks for stopping by~

C. Mercer

Balloon Mini

Hi everyone Monica here to share a new release from Clear Scraps this  Balloon chip album is perfect for a gift. I embossed the upper portion of the balloon with some embossing powder and the bottom basket I dry embossed a piece of black paper.
 I used Graphic 45 Bird Song paper for the background.  I love the deep red, black and gold together


I hope everyone who made it to CHA stopped by the Clear Scraps booth to see all the amazing new releases that came out.  Be sure to check the blog often to see the new releases from  the design team.
Thanks for stopping by....

Love You Acrylic Word Frame

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Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share with you all one of my project featuring Clear Scraps newly released "acrylic word frames".  It is a frame with acrylic word piece in the front and a chipboard on the back. Love this fun and unique frame.


You can decorate it in whichever way you want. I've add tons of different elements to mine.


For my background chipboard piece, I've attached some pattern papers to it and blended it using some white gesso and paints.


Hope you all like this project. Check back for more projects featuring this new release by the design team! 


Clear Scraps Educator

Blog: Scrapperlicious

Chipboard Baseball Album With Pinky

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, 

I think one of the most touching items that Clear Scraps released for me this year was this Baseball Album! My son's played baseball all through Elementary school and just stopped last year- but I have so many photos so this was the perfect album!

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Usually I love to embellish with all sorts of bling and flowers but for this one- I made it for my son- so I wanted to keep it masculine and a little bit simpler. 

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I know there are plenty of moms and grandma's as well as aunts and so on who would love to create one of these Clear Scraps Baseball albums for their little ones.

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When my son saw this he was so excited and begged me for it. He is just 11 so I imagine it will be a lifetime memory for him. 

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I took an old baseball from our gear bags and cut it up- I soaked the threads in water for 24 hours and then trimmed them out- I added them to the cover. 

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I think it adds a great vintage feel and it definitely carries our family memories. 

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After all- isn't that what scrapbooking is all about? Preserving those amazing life moments!

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I hope you enjoyed my post today- I always enjoy making them. 

Until next time- Keep on creating!


Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team

Products Used for this project:

Clear Scraps Baseball Chipboard Album, Krylon Paint (Almond) CutCardStock cardstock, DCVW Sports Paper, Beacon Adhesives, Twinery Twine