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April 2014

Welcome Spring...a mini and card!

Hello Clear Scraps fans! Aren't you so excited it is April and warming up?  Guiseppa here today and I would love to share with you a couple of projects.  

I am areally loving the latest releases and I got so excited when I saw the new Baketball Chipboard Album.  It was absolutely perfect for my daughter...the star basketball player.  I decided I wanted to give her something to look at and keep of her first year playing high school basketball.  Let's have look!

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I decided to add all kids of different patterned paper to the front of this album, just for fun.  I also traced and cut out, in black cardstock, the front of the mini album and glued it on.  I found this title at my local scrapbooking store, which has a lot of scrapbooking supplies for our local high schools.  

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With the rest of the pages, I simply traced the chipboard pages onto patterned paper and adhered them.  Then I added embellishments.  I love how I can customize these albums!


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I love how this turned out and now my daughter has an album to treasure.  It's is her life, she love it and it is her game!  

Now, for a Send it Clear Card!  I used the Fancy Send it Clear Card.  I wanted this one to have a Spring look and feel to it, so I added lots of flowers.

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I really love how I can customize these cards!  Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you today!  Make sure you check out the Clear Scraps Store for all of you Clear and Chipboard needs!



Monoprinting with ClearScraps Stencils

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today and I am so excited to share with you my first project with ClearScraps.  I love the ClearScraps stencils and am always looking for fun, new ways to use them.   So, today I want to show you how I did some monoprinting with a my ClearScraps Stencils, a Gelli Plate, and Acrylic Paint.


Wondering what to do with your prints after playing?  I chose to make a couple of quick scrapbook pages using my monoprints as a background.

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Thanks for stopping by today.



Supplies Used:

Happy Banner

Hi there, Lisa S. here today, to share a banner I created using the Cupcake Acrylic Album.  I chose to use the 5 pages to create the word "Happy" making this banner work for just about any happy occasion! Easter, Birthday, Anniversary, Spring, you name it, it just makes every day HAPPY!


I used Pretty Little Studio 8 x 8 Birthday Cake papers for the background of the shapes. The 8 x 8 papers are the perfect size for these shapes!  I simply traced the shape on the backside of the paper and fussy cut them out.  I chose to add an additional layer to the bottom so the cupcakes look like they are in a wrapper :)  



I then cut the middle out of some cupcake wrappers I found at Michael's and scrunched them together and stuck them in place with a glue dot.

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I layerd the wrapper on a doily, a Pretty Little Studio Bingo Card, a Circle and the Glittered chipboard letter. Twine ties each off  and they look good enough to eat!







 Thanks for stopping by today! Have a Happy Day!!

Autograph Book


    An autograph book is one of those items that are "must have" at Disney World. But, they can come at a cost of around $15, and the lack of originality. But I wanted to create something more "us" and more original, something that would stand the test of a year long pass. This book was a small project, and I used a LARGE variety of items!


      • 6"x6" Clear Book
      • 3 Rings
      • Cranberry, Stream, and Eggplant Alcohol Inks by Ranger
      • Silver Washi Tape
      • Black Shimmer Flowers from Brazzil Paper
      • Silver Heart and Banners from a Recollections Card
      • Minnie Head cut with my Cameo
      • Polka Dot Black Ribbon form Treehouse Products
      • "Autographs" cut from my Cameo in "Anabelle Script" font
      • Stars from the Heiddi Swapp Collection
      • Heart Rhinestones from Recollections
      • Circle Rhinestones from Stampin' Up
      • Ribbons from Various Brands
      • 5.5"x5.5" Paper cut from 8.5x11 Georgia Pacific Cardstock


You can follow the images and sizes to create your own Autograph Book. It is really easy, and extremely rewarding to do. Not to mention, you get alot of compliments. Have Fun!



LIVE Wall Hanging

Hey Clear Scraps fans, Michelle W. here to share with you a wall hanging I made with Clear Scraps Expressions LIVE and the 6" Quarterfoil Mascil/Stencil.  



Keep reading to see how I created this unique wall hanging so you can make your own. 

Stained wood

I started by staining my unfinished wood pieces with a Distress Stain.  Set aside and and start on the Clear Scraps Expressions piece.



Remove the film from the front of the Large Expressions LIVE.  Next lay the 6" Quarterfoil stencil over the acrylic.  Using a sponge and acrylic paint gently dab over the stencil with acrylic paint.



You will only be able to do a portion of the word at at time.  Gently lift the stencil and carefully align it with the spot where the first portion ended.  I used a bit of artists tape to hold the stencil in place.  Gently dap the remainder with the acrylic paint using the sponge.  While the paint is still wet, add a little shimmer by sprinkling fine glitter over the entire piece.


Once the paint is dry, flip the piece over and remove the film from the back.  Use a quick dry glue and put spots of glue all over the piece so that the glue is hidden behind the paint.  If you are like me, you'll want to play with the placement of everything before glueing it all down.  Once you attach the Clear Scraps piece to the piece of wood add the rest of your embellishments.


Once everything is attached to the main piece I attached the hanging flower pieces with a strand of beads that act similar to ribbon.  I hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it. 


Supply List

  • Expressions Large LIVE - Clear Scraps
  • 6" Quarterfoil Mascils/Stencil - Clear Scraps
  • Acyrlic Paint
  • Glitter
  • Sponge
  • Distress Stain
  • Unfinished Wood Wall Haning - Sierra Pacific
  • Decorative Flourishes - K & Co.
  • Flowers and Butterflies - Prima
  • Bead Strand -
  • Die Cut LOVE - Cricut

Thanks for looking!


HOPE-ing for Spring - Acrylic Title

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Hello everybody! Liza Sivek, new featured designer, with an acrylic title designed to bring Spring into the home. Because here in the Northeast, it isn't arriving outside!

With Easter, Spring and Mother's Day around the corner I wanted a piece I could display all season. "Hope" seemed appropriate with all the renewal and blooming that will happen between now and summer. My hubby and I were remembering those sugar easter eggs with the little scene inside and that gave me the idea for this shelf-sitter!

First, I removed the film from both sides of the "Hope" acrylic title. You can see they are crystal clear. 

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Then I pulled out the Gelatos and gesso and added pale green grass to all the letters. I kept it light so that it was still transluscent and had some areas you can peek through. I am building a garden theme.

Hope gelato green and gesso grass

Keeping with the idea of "sugar eggs" I added diamond glitter glue liberally around the edges of all the letters for that "sugared" feel to peek through.

Hope sugar glitter edge


The next step was the platform for shelf sitter. I cut a piece of scrap mat board - but a couple of layers of heavy card stock or cardboard will also work - and covered it with a weathered board patterned paper. I also cut and covered a "platform" for below the opening in the "P". After the glitter glue completely dried, I used Zip Dry glue to adhere the platforms and let it dry overnight. (The bunny was still in process but he really wanted to be in this picture!)

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Once everything was fully dried I began adding layers of paper shapes in a diorama style. I fussy-cut floral hedges from 12" x 12" patterned paper, made a hand-pieced bunny, and die cut grass, bird, nest, easter eggs, and two-layer butterfly. Everything was adhered with a Xyron or Zip Dry into a garden scene behind the title. Winged creatures cannot be contained by mere letters, of course, so they are flying through the "O" and perched above the "H".

Every secret garden needs a fence to hide behind! Using the same weathered board pattern, I die-cut two layer cake shapes from paper and card stock, cut the cake stand off, flipped the shapes upside down and adhered the paper and card stock together for stability. Voila, fence! I added "posts" with brads and inked all the edges. A few more fussy-cut flowers are growing through the gate opening. 

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Now when you peer through the acrylic titles you can see all different creatures and details peeking back at you against the backdrop of the gate!

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Here is an "aerial view" so you can see how I built the layers from front to back. You can see the nest is up on the platform I made so it shows through the letter "P".  The "P" tail hangs over the front edge of your shelf or mantel.

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The shelf sitter now sits on my glass table giving me hope that the temps will rise here in New England above 60 someday before July. Don't you love how the sun shines through the word and makes shadows and light?

Hope finished hero shot

I "hope" you find inspiration to make your own secret garden or other miniature world with a Clear Scraps acrylic title word that means something to you!

Supplies used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Title "Hope", Zip Dry glue, Stickles Diamond glitter glue, My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose paper stack, Cricut Straight From The Nest die cuts, Recollections pewter brads, Faber Castell Gelato and Gesso, Stampin' Up watercolor markers (on hand pieced bunny) and Grey Flannel ink pad, Xyron sticker makers and tape runners.


Botanical Tea Party Wardrobe

Hello everyone,

Katie here sharing this interesting botanical tea party teapot wardrobe with you today... Using the teapots from the teapot album together with this 12X12 acrylic sheet, I built this see through teapot wardrobe from scratch... To add some dimensions to the wardrobe, I use this Fern Leaf stencil and masked the shapes over using some dimensional paints from Art Anthology...

The idea is to have something I can serve my guest tea a different way, that's why I came out with this interesting idea of hanging these little fashion teabags in this wardrobe where they can "shop" for their favourite piece of "clothing" from the wardrobe to try on... Not only that, this little wardrobe gives me the flexibility to display various tea favours in those handmade fashion teabags from time to time when I've guests coming over for tea... Something exclusive and unique...





I hope you enjoy this cute little wardrobe I've created here...
Happy crafting & have fun!!! Cheers!!!

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Send It Clear~Scallop

Hi, Connie here with a Send It Clear Card~the new Scallop one!  These cards go together quick and really make that "wow" statement!   In a pinch, this is my "go to" card.


They are flexable enough to even hold a gift card inside.  Dimension, not a problem!


I used Zip Dry by Beacon to adhere the pattern paper to the acrylic.  Works great and is fast drying.  Did I mention you won't even use a full sheet of pattern paper?  It's true, you won't. 


Thanks for stopping by ~


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Home Sweet Home Banner

Hi! Raechelle here, I am excited to be sharing my first project as a part of the Clear Scraps design team. :) 

I created this banner using the wonderful Clear Scraps Home Sweet Home Chip Banner and the Simple Stories Homespun collection.  

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Here are better photos of the hearts, stars and house:

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I am all about stretching my paper and adding details so, I will share a few ways that I do this. For the hearts, I wanted them each to be unique,  yet have a little bit of cohesiveness. I began by cuting some word cards down for two of the heart. I added some white punched cardstock edging, then machine stitched along the edge. I also wanted to cover the arrow on the yellow portion in the middle, so I fussy cut a flower out of the pp and pop-dotted it to the middle (see above photo of finished product).

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Next. I cut a strip of pp wide enough to accomodate the edges of the hearts. I then traced each heart, cut out, then adhered. (You'll notice some writing and numbers; this is something I do just to help me know which piece belongs to what. I have found this has been beneficial especially if I have to walk away from my project.) 

HOME banner- make hearts 2I also used the numbering technique with the stars. I spent some time trying to find a pattern that appealed to me, so by numbering each piece, I didn't have to try to work that out again. Scraps were perfect for each of the points. 

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When I adhere the decorative details with an overhang to the pieces, I do not trim the excess off until I adhere it and am certain I will like it. 

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Thanks for visiting today. :) I hope you have been inspired to create a banner of your own using one of the many styles Clear Scraps has to offer. You can see them by clicking here


Clear Butterfly Card

Hi all, Lisa S. here, with my first post for Clear Scraps!  I just love the Send It Clear Cards and especially this sweet butterfly card so I chose to create this for my first project.


I used Heidi Swapp Hello Today papers and chipboard and added a doily, punched butterflies and sequins to create this festive card.  I simply traced the butterfly and glued the papers to the back of the butterfly panels and the back of the back panel using Zip Dry glue.  Then I actually sewed in another layer for my card, creating a confetti pocket out of a 4 x 6 photo sleeve.  You can see it clearly in this photo.


I used a denim needle on my sewing machine and it went through the photo sleeve and the base of the card without a problem.  How fun is that??  Here's a look at the next layer, the base of the card, where I will write my greeting.


And the final touch?  The clear envelope!  I love that we can decorate the outside of the envelope, and even add a little extra fun would it be to receive this in the mail?


A look at the other side of the envelope...with the card peeking through...


Thank you for stopping by our blog today! 

Lisa S.

Friends Layout

Hello Clear Scraps Friends.

Elena blogging today and I have a Layout to share with you


  I used XL Deco 12x12 as a base for my layout

and here is a tutorial how I started my background work on the acrylic.

First I applied heavy gesso on the papers:


After that I glued it to the acrylic on the backkside and applied some gesoo on acrylic as well

Tip: you can use modeling paste or any thin texture paste for this step



Then I dropped the alcohol inks on the acrulic letting them drip over the covered with gesso areas


To help those dripping to flow down, I misted it with white Shimmery spray by Shimmerz:


Then I let it dry and what I have noticed that the drop sof the spray remained on the surface.

Here how it is seen on the finished layout:


and these are the sprau after it has been dried


It makes the whole layout look fresh and damped a little bit


I added stamping on the primed areas too:


also I added a smal pert from the Film Border


Hope you have liked my layout and a Tutorial.
thank you for watching me.


Banner and Cloud Mixers~

Hi, Connie here with a layout using the, very clever, (stencil and shape) Banner and Cloud Mixer.   I used them the traditional way.  I backed the clouds with pattern paper and cut around, same with the banner shape.   I can still use the negative of the shape as a stencil, same with the clouds.  That is cool!!!


I love the dimension the acrylic brings to the page and that it is shiny!  The acrylic is easy to cut with scissors, too.  I cut one of the clouds and placed a small piece above the photo.  


I used Zip Dry by Beacon to adhere the acrylic shapes to the pattern paper and then to the cardstock.  It is a fast drying, clear adhesive, so perfect for the acrylic.  Thanks for stopping by ~

Connie M.

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ATC using the Clear Cards and Alcohol Inks

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Can I just say that I am in total love with these simple yet elegant clear cards! This one will end up going into my Project Life book. 

For this card I used a multiple amount of items, and this is how I used them.

To start with, the add a little bit of definition to the clear card I used the Shattered Glass stencil along with some Archival Black Ink from Ranger to create the simple, translucent background. To create the rainbow Butterfly Embelishment I used two Ranger Alcohol Inks - Wild Plum and Stream. I simply placed two drops of each randomly on the butterfly allowing the ink to spread. I then used my heat gun to spead and mix the colors even more. The trick to using the heat gun is knowing when to stop. If you can see it in the picture - you will notice that the edges curled on the butterfly, but it gives it a wonderful organic look. I then stamped the word "imagine" from an unknown stamp set, and then adhered three tiny rhinestones using Glossy Accents - which is perfect for clear projects! 

If you have any questions at all, please let me know! I will try to help you in any way possible!



Jamie Melissa Tardif - Clear Scraps Design Team

Mixed Media Card Using Mascils

Hey there friends, 
It's Pinky today and I wanted to share a way to jazz up those envelopes as 
well as create a cool mixed media card. 
Take cardstock, spritz with Goosebumps texture spray (from Creating Made Easy Kit). 
Set aside to dry for about an hour. 
When it is dry- use Clear Scraps Monarch Butterfly Mascil and gradiated ink to press into textured areas
and create butterfly background patterns. 
 Dry ink using heat gun. 
Trim out to 5X7 size. 
Use a crackle stamp in same ink colors to add more texture. 
Using cardstock punch out
several butterflies. 
 Adhere butterflies.
Stitch through butterflies, then around card using sewing machine. 
Adhere card front to a card base.
Envelope Fun:
Using border punch and punch out bottom of Brown Bag Kraft A7 Envelope
Using cardstock trim out 4X7" piece.
Fold in half. 
Place thin layer of adhesive at bottom crease and place in envelope. 
 Hold in place- then adhere sides inside envelope to ensure strength. 
Now you have a cool jazzed up envelope, to coordinate with your mixed media card. 


 I hope you enjoyed my crafty fun today. 
Until next time- Keep on creating!
Products Used: Clear Scraps Monrch Butterfly Mascil, Goosebumps (Creating Made Easy April Mixed Media Kit)Brown Bag Kraft A7 Envelope, Stardream Metallic A7 Folded Invitations, Curious Metallic Ice Gold, Curious Metallic Mandarin

April Showers

Hi everyone I am back with another Clear Scraps post.  Today I am sharing very easy to make and a great idea for home made calendars.  I took the Clear Scraps 12x12 clear acrylic sheet and cut it down to size to fit the G45 A Place in Time patterned paper.  My mom complains about calendars all the time and she asked if I could make her something simple to use.
This is what I ended up with and she loved it she didnt want it to fancy smancy so I just added very light embellishments.  She wanted to be able to write what she wanted on it.


I have punched out numbers she can use but she preferred it to be totally blank so I have little numbers and notes printed out that she can post as she wants.  I hope everyone enjoyed my post it is not elaborate. but sometimes simple is a good thing!
Thanks for stopping by everyone!