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Notable Cutie Mini Album

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun mini album I made using the super cute Cutie 8x8 mini album.  I love the mix of both acrylic and chipboard pages. 

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With the cover being acrylic, I couldn't resist cutting sections of the map out to expose the pages underneath.  Such a fun technique.  There are bits of the next page showing at the top, bottom and through the cover paper itself.

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I tried filling this sweet little album with lots of fun textures and colors to highlight the adorable shapes.  I hope ou like it.

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Thanks for stopping by.



Supplies Used

  • Cutie 8x8 Mini Album
  • Webster's Pages Patterned Paper
  • Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper
  • Misc. Buttons
  • Ribbon


Banner Mixers Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share a layout I created using the new Banner Mixers.   If you haven't tried the Mixers, you must! They are so fun to create with! Not only can they be used as an embellishment, but as a stencil too!


After removing the protective film from both sides of the Mixer, I ran it through my eBosser using an embossing folder. 


I then lightly coated the Mixer with glitter paint from Art Anthology.


Before adhering my Mixer, I used one of the coordinating stickers from the collection I used and placed underneath. 


I then took pieces from the die cuts and adhered on and around the Mixer.






Thanks for visiting today!  There are many more Mixers in the Clear Scraps shop so check them out! Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard:  Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind's  Eye; embossing folder/machine: Teresa Collins Designs for Craftwell; misc: thread, sewing machine.

Basketball Mini ~

Hi, Connie here with a Basketball mini album by Clear Scraps.  I was really excited about doing this mini.  I just happen to have the perfect photo's. 


We were in Indiana a few weeks ago and our son had gotten tickets for the game.  We had a great time and  I wanted to save everything that had anything to do with this game.

Instead of using pattern paper, I used the program from the game.


It worked perfect.  Just cut around the acrylic circle page and adhere with Zip Dry by Beacon.


Then I took Alcohol Ink by Ranger and applied it to the front cover of the mini album, the actual basketball acrylic cut out.  I used the slate color, so the cover would still show through the acrylic.


The next thing I did was cover the inside pages with pattern paper and then adhere the pattern paper cutouts (circles) to the acrylic pages using Zip Dry by Beacon.  Works so good!!!!  Decorate with stickers and trim.  I also put holes in my extra program and added it to the back of the mini album.


The last thing I did was adhered yellow cardstock to the back of the Word Titles: Memories by Clear Scraps. I cut it out with a x-acto knife. Kind of tricky~ just remember to turn the paper, not the knife. 

Clear Scraps make many different sports related albums. You can find them HERE.

I'm a big Basketball fan, so this was a real treat to go see the Indiana Pacers play my San Antonio Spurs!!! Oh, almost forgot ~ we won!!! Whoop!!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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Artsy Canvas using new Clouds Stencil with Mini Dragonfly Album!

                                           Greetings CS fans!

Michelle Hodges here today sharing my first gdt project! 

I'm so excited to be able to work with the amazing CS products for the next 3 months!

Today I'm sharing a mixed media canvas using the new 6x6 Clouds mascils/stencil!

To create the canvas background  I used modeling paste, gelatos,

and gel medium with beads.

For the triangles on the edges I used the 6x6 Diamonds mascils/stencil.

The stamps I used are from Tim Holtz, Studio Calico and the washi tape is

 from my stash.



Here's the 2 Mascils/Stencils I used!

Clouds. I love this stencil!  I can think of all kinds of ways to use this stencil

for various projects! Cards, tags, home decor and Scrapbooking!



Diamonds. This stencil is so versatile! See how I used it on the canvas to look like an arrow.

Use it as a background like a lattice, add 5 of the diamonds to look like a X,

use 4 diamonds to make a large harlequin.


Here's some more details about how I created the canvas.

For the dragonflies I used the mini dragonfly album.

The top dragonfly I used Friendly Plastic that you use for jewelry and craft projects.

Here's the instructions on how I used the Friendly plastic.

First gather your supplies: Heat gun, heat mat, modeling paste, sewing puncher,

mesh, Friendly plastic and ink.



This is a close up of the Friendly plastic they come in little strips in various colors.

After you break a small piece up you want to get your heat gun ready to

 melt the Friendly plastic.



When melting the Friendly plastic use the low heat.

Be careful this does get hot!

Your Friendly plastic is ready to use when it melts into a small puddle.

See below.



Once your piece is melted take a sewing hole puncher,

tooth pick, or screw driver to pick some of the Friendly plastic up.

You only have a minute or two because this Friendly plastic dries very fast. 

If you find you don't get the the Friendly plastic moved before its hardens

 just re-heat it and its ready to go!



You will then add the melted Friendy plastic to your project.

You want to spread the melted plastic around like you adding butter to bread.

 Don't add it too thick because after it dries and hardens

 it can crack if its too thick.

If you find any pieces that are cracking once its on your project just move the heat gun

 over  your project quickly and it will remelt back together.



Here's a close up of the dragonfly with the Friendly plastic.



The Friendly plastic also works awesome with Clear Scraps chipboard products too!

For the body I added the mesh and added some modeling paste over the top.

Once that was dried I then added some ink.

 I left a few spaces open so you could still see some of the acrylic.

 For the other dragonfly I added Viva crackle white paint to the wings.

Once it was dry I added some ivory shimmer paint from Creative Inspirations.

I used the Krylon 18k gold leafing pen on the head and mica glitter

by Stampendous for the body.

For the tail I used some gold beads from my stash.

 To adhere the beads and glitter I used Dazzle tac jewelry glue from Beacon.


 I hope I was able to give you some fun ideas using items from your stash to create

artsy projects using the Clear Scraps acrylic mini album and Mascils/Stencils!

It's amazing how versatile the Clears Scraps products are!

Have you seen the new Mascils/Stencils releases, yet?  I'm loving the 4th of July and Birthday ones!

Here's the link!

 Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today!

Have a Blessed day!

Flora Tea Giftbox Décor Tutorial

Hello scrappers,

Katie here today with a short tutorial in what you can do with Clear Scraps mixer and acrylic border as part of a giftbox décor... I created this giftbox using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper collection for a friend, a box that contain the various fashion teabags I've handmade...


Step 1: Gather your materials... I'm using this oval frame mixer, gold paint from Daler Rowney and a sponge dabber...


Step 2: Dab some gold paint with a dabber and gently dab around the mixer to create a rim at the centre of giftbox cover... 




Step 3: Once done dabbing, cut the frame out and trace the shape on a pattern paper.. Cut the pattern out and adhere below the frame using glossy accents...


Trim off the excess edges using a craft knife and clean the edges by sanding the edges using a sandblock...


Step 4: To add some dimensions to the frame, stamp some script text oer the top of the fram (not onto the pattern paper) using Timber Brown StazOn ink...


Step 5: Dab some gold paint around the frame edges to define the frame...



I cut a small section out from the swirl border  and applied some gold paint and did some stamping... 


And once is all done up, it's ready for embellishing onto the stenciled gold rim... The rim and the prep frame and border will provide some dimension and looks more 3D...


Hope this simple and straight-forward can give you some ideas in how to use them as embellishments/décor... Have fun!!!

Happy crafting & have fun!!! Cheers!!!

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She Has Wings!

Hey there friends, it's time for another fin altered project by Pinky today!
I love the Clear Scraps Wings album and decided to alter a box and use the wings as the perfect addition!
 I love the huge wings on the box. :) 
The design from Clear Scraps is so versatile!
I just wanted to have fun and create, so I went with it. 
This is the finished box and I can't wait to fill it and give it away. 
Until next time- Keep on creating!
Connie Crystal crystals

"Big Things often have small beginnings" Mini Album

I really enjoy making Mini Albums and  6" x  6" is my size of choice.  Clear Scraps 6" x 6" Chipboard Album is a great place to start.  I love how sturdy the pages are and that the edges are already distressed for me.  

My album was made using the regular  6" x 6" chipboard album.  

When I make my mini albums I like to trim around my pages with an exacto knife and then sand the edges for a smooth finish.  A standard 1/4" office hole punch works to punch out the holes once you've covered them up with the scrapbook paper.

The paper used on this album is Kaisercraft's Violet Crush Collection.  The flower on the front is from Petaloo.  

Round Clear Tag works wonderful as an added embellishment.  I glued  left over scrapbook paper to the tag and went around the edges with a Silver Leaf pen.  I easily punched a hole on the top of the album to tie on the tag.

Inside pages.  

Below,  I added a small flap page to the inside of the book.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Sue Eldred

April Showers... {card}

April showers bring May flowers. I had this stuck in my head when I was trying to think of a creative way to use one of the Flowers Clearly Accent Embellishments. The flower I used is just one from a package of four.

Following the theme, I created this pocket card and added a packet of flower seeds. This is a simple and easy "thank you" or "just because" gift. I used some vellum to create the pocket and stitched it in place. 

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I adhered some patterned paper behind the Flower Embellishment piece and then outlined along the front edges with a Kaisercraft Kaiserfusion Marker. These work perfectly on the acrylic pieces and add a nice little extra finishing touch!

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Thanks for stopping by today! :)



A 12x12 Clear Tutorial!

Good morning, Guiseppa here and I am so excited to share with you this tutorial today! This is a fun way to use some of your smaller pieces of Clear Scraps acrylic or in my case, the 12x12 sheet.  We are making a confetti shaker layout.  Here we go!

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Gather your supplies:

Patterned Paper

12x12 Background made of cardstock or patterned paper (optional, mine is the hearts)

12x12 acrylic sheet or if making a smaller one, smaller pieces of acrylic.


Sewing Machine

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Peel the plastic coating off and place your 12x12 piece of acrylic onto your patterned paper.  Start sewing, but make sure you do a back stitch so it won't come un stitched. Also make sure you are using the thinner acrylic by Clear Scraps and not the thicker acrylic.  The thicker acrylic will break your needle and not sew.

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You will want to make sure you work your way all around the acrylic, leaving an opening an the top.

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Insert the confetti into the opening.

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Sew the opening up.  Fun right?  Now you have a shaker and the confetti is sealing in:)

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This next step is optional.  You can leave your layout as it is and add pictures and embellishments or add a background like I did.

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It's fun how you can see the confetti through the openings of the background paper.


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Now, have fun adding pictures and dressing up your page with embellishments!

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Fun right?  Go ahead and try it.  Make one big like this or little.  It's so easy and adds a lot to your projects.  Thanks for stopping in!  Have a wonderful day!




Clearly Special Layout

Hi there, Lisa S. here to share a layout I created using a 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet as the base of my page.  


I free handed the wavy border for the page, then sewed on the paper to create the illusion that it is sewn to the layout.  I then created my page as I normally would, using Teresa Collins papers and embellishments, but because this will be used as Home Decor, I allowed myself to create off the page a bit.  I used a Medium Square Fancy Frame to show off my photo.  To create the misty grey color of the frame I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Tinsel Spray Mist, let it dry and sprayed it one more time.  I love how the mist left bubbles and water makes the frame look so very special!  



When I was done creating the layout I used the same spray mist to create some transparent droplets on the page.  After they dried I added some sequins that I attached using Zip Dry glue.



Thanks for stopping by today!  


Acrylic Expression


Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all a layout which I've incorporated a "faith" acrylic expression by Clear Scraps


To decorate the acrylic expression, I've run it through an embossing folder and later color it with paint marker. ( You can use any kind of permanent markers) I've also painted the edges with white acrylic paint. For some dimensional details, I've added small pearls onto the embossed flowers.


I love the 12" flower stencil  from Clear Scraps and I was hooked the very first time I used it.   I have a very limited amount of mists and sprays but I some how ended up making a very fun mess.  "I was a misting fool."

When I first got the 12" flower stencil I knew I wanted to experiment with white backgrounds. (something I'm not too comfortable with)  My "Serenity" layout is made using the flower stencil on white card stock and misted with October Afternoon's Lemon Drop Sprinklers.  I love how the stencil makes a soft, dramatic statement on the page.  I wanted to keep the layout simple and added simple elements such as the daisy made with a punch from Marvy Uchida.

Serenity, my sweet little niece wearing the dress I gave her on her 2nd birthday. 

 Here are some of the pages I misted. 

 This card was made using gold Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap.  So simple, so quick!

I even misted a canvas.  A work in progress.  

Love this Stencil!!!

Have a Creative Day,

Sue Eldred

Spring Mixable Album

Hello! Jennifer here on the blog today! I'm happy to show a mini album I created for Easter using the Spring Mixable Album!  Each page has a different shape with alternating acrylic and chipboard! 


I also used the new Flower  and Butterfly Mixers on the front of my album. The flowers are colored with glitter paint from Art Anthology and I added buttons to the centers.  I chose Ranger Alcohol Ink in Butterscotch to color the butterfly. 


Next, I'm going to show how I colored the front of my album.  First, I used Ranger Alcohol ink in Pool covering the entire surface of the acrylic.




Taking the 6 Inch Diamond Mascil,  I applied Art Anthology Glitter Paint. I chose to apply it before the alcohol ink was completely dry so the blue color mixes with the glitter paint. (note: I use washi tape to hold my Mascil in place before applying paint/ink).



And here is a close up of the effect!  Don't be afraid to play around with different mediums! You may be happily surprised and your result!




The second page is chipboard flowers with two circles cut out as the centers. I adhered patterned paper to the back of the page and added circles to the centers where I placed my photos.  I used a circle punch to add different patterns in each "petal".




This acrylic page is in the shape of a flower on a stem.  I chose to leave most of it bare and having my photos/embellishments mirror each other. 








Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to do some holiday scrapping of your own!  Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the numerous selection of albums! 



Additional products used:  patterned papers, die cuts, glitter heart pins: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; washi tape:  Freckled Fawn, Queen and Co.; flair: Evaliscious; metal clips:  Websters Pages, Maya Road; ribbon: Snug Hug seam binding; ink: Ranger; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins Designs; journling pen: American Crafts; resin flower: Freckled Fawn; letter stickers: October Afternoon;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc:  thread, sewing machine, doily.


I Love the way you smile- a clear layout

Hello! :) Raechelle again here to share a layout I created using one of the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheets. I love how this turned out, and how versatile these acrylic sheets are!

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I made good use of the acrylic and have used both sides to create this layout. The larger base pieces are adhered to the backside and the rest I built up on the front on top of the base. It really creates a nice effect. 

Here are a few more detailed images:

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Aren't these paper gorgeous?! They are from the Websters Pages Sweet Routine collection. I think these papers were made for this photo I have been hoarding. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out these awesome Acrylic Sheets here.