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Disney Page!

As most of you know already, my husband and I are HUGE Disney fans! We have the Annual passes, which means we also have lots of pictures! This is a layout that I completed using the Clear Scrap Stencils, and  one of the Lamp Posts. I love how this finished out! 


Along with the amazingly adorable products, everything else was from my random/scrap pile! Can't go wrong with that! 

If you are interested in the 12" Chevron Stencil, you can buy it here!

If you are interested in the Lamp Post, you can get it here!

Thank you So Much for Stopping by!


Nature Walk - Album

Hello Clear Scraps fans, today I have a Nature Walk Album to share with you that I made for my summer photos. I am planning to walk in the forrest and pick the herbs and flowers, so this is about my Forrest Life.


I used  acrylic Theatre Album.


embellished it with flowers and pianted with alcohol inks










  Hope you have liked it . Clear Scraps has a wide range of acrylic albums, I am sure you will be able to choose your own.


Beautiful Day Banner

Raechelle here today sharing a bannerI created using the Small Clear Pennants Banner. When I worked with this collection on the layout I shared last month, I knew I wanted to create a banner with it as well. 

Beautiful day banner

here is a side view to show the dimension:

Beautiful day banner side

As well as a photo of each piece:

Beautiful day banner 1

Beautiful day banner 2

Beautiful day banner 3

Beautiful day banner 4

Beautiful day banner 5

I like to fill my scrap room with pretty things that make me happy and this banner does just the trick. 

You can find this banner, and several others, by visiting the Clear Scraps store here


banner: Clear Small Pennants Banner

pp: Websters Pages

sequins: Hazel & Ruby

resin flowers: Crate Paper

doilies: Jillibean Soup

twine: Target One Spot

tulle spray: Hobby Lobby



Mixable Misty Mini Album

It's that time of the year and we are upon the wedding season!  Today I am sharing a mini album I created using the new Mixable Misty Album.  Measuring 8x8, each album comes with both acrylic and chipboard pages.  I love how each page "cascades" and is larger in size as you go. I think it creates a beautiful effect!


I chose to cover my front page with patterned paper, but with acrylic you can color with alcohol ink or stamp. The possibilities are endless! 








For this page, I used one of the file folders that come with the paper collection to add more photos to my book.




I created a pocket on this page to hold the invitation.  It slides out easily for viewing.



On this page, I used a bone folder to score a line at the top of my patterned paper.


Scoring allows the page to flip up so that I could add additional photos.










Here, I again scored my paper to create a folder to hide more memorabilia and a photo. 





Thank you for stopping by today!  Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see this and more Mixable Albums!  Have a wonderful day!


Additional products used:  pattterned paper, stamps, washi tape,photo overlays, enamel dots, gems, chipboard, decorative brads, vellum envelope and bag, stickers:  Teresa Collins Designs;  fabric flower: Pink Paislee; ink: Ranger; binder jewels: 7gypsies;  bakers twine: My Mind's Eye; wood veneer hearts: Studio Calico;  misc:  thread, sewing machine, book rings, doily, seam binding. 

Dry Embossing with Acrylic Borders

Hi Everyone and happy Monday.  Today I want to share with you a fun project I made using the Garden Border acrylic embellishment to both emboss and mask a tag.  Of course, you could use this technique on almost any project. 

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To dry emboss the tag I used my Sizzix Machine.  For the sandwich you will being with the multi-purpose platform, your acrylic cutting plate, and your tag or other paper project.  You can see the "sandwich" in this photo.

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On top of the tag place you will place the silicone rubber pad (some people have had luck with a plummers pad) and finally your impressions pad.  Run this through the machine.  Again, I have added a photo to help you form the sandwich.


 Here you can see the tags once they went through the machine.  Lovely, aren't they?

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I then used the border as a mask.  A few pieces of washi tape hold the border in place while I add random bits of my favorite mists.

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 Finally, lots of lovely embellishment to complete the look.


I love the texture of the tag as well as the masked section.  Best thing is, I still have the border so I can do it again and again...or use the border on a scrapbook page or other project.






Wedding Banner and Card

Hello Clear Scraps fans, Michelle W. here to share a project that can be used as wedding decor or as a great wedding gift to a newly married couple. These Mr. & Mrs. banners are a popular item right now and I just love the look you get when using Clear Scraps acrylic banner pieces to create this beautiful banner.

Mr mrs banner outside


I used piece from the Small Pennants Banner, the package comes with 5 so I used a 6 pennant from a second package, but it was well worth it.  I also used the 6" swirl Mascils to create the background on the banner.  

Mr close up

Here's a closer look at the first half of the banner.

Mrs close up

And the Mrs half close up.

Because I made this as a gift I also made a coordinating card to give with it.


I used the Send it Clear Heart card and covered the full back piece with the same silver stamp paint and 6" swirl stencil as I did on the banner.

Card up

Here's a different view of the card.  I stamped the word Congratulations on the bottom front piece.

Card embossed details

Here's a closer look at the heart portion of the card, I embossed just the heart of the card to give it an extra special something.

Supply List


  • Clear Scraps Small Pennants Banner
  • Clear Scraps 6" Swirl Mascils
  • Viva Decor 3D stamp paint - silver
  • Brads - used to bind the banner and allow movement
  • Patterned Paper
  • Rosette Die - Tim Holtz
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Chipboard Alphabet Thickers


  • Heart Send it Clear Card
  • 6" Swirl Mascil
  • Vellum
  • Swirl shape embossing folder
  • Viva Decor 3D stamp paint
  • Congratulations stamp
  • Staz On opaque white ink
  • Ribbon

Thanks for looking!


Bright Cheery Brag Bag Album

Hey friends, It's Pinky today with a bright fun project using the Clear Scraps Deco Chip Brag Bag Album.

for a fun bright and cheery purse album.
Here is the super cool paper pad I used-
So after I spray painted all the Clear Scraps Deco Chip Brag Bag Album,pages with spray paint (coral), I started by trimming my Corrugated sheets in half.
 Then using their cork paper to create a trim piece. 
 I added some DCVW Burlap also in the bright colors. 
 I hand trimmed out some of the Chalk paper art 
adhering it to the inside of the cover, 
 I used theAdhesive Dots to adhere the buttons and flowers.
 I threaded each button then used the dots. 
 I cut out the little chalk word frames from the paper pad and 
used them as photo mattes. 
 Every page I used one. You can either add photos or use chalk on them.
super fun and interactive. 
 Here are all the pages in the album. 





 When it was completed I added lace to tie it together. 
I love making this bright and cheery album! LOVE the colors and love
that new coral spray paint. 
 Krylon Spray Paint, ingenuity and creativity!

Cherish Family 1936

I recently ran across this old Family Reunion picture from 1936.

Cherish Family 1936 layout

Because there is over 100 relatives in the picture, I wanted to highlight my Grandparents.  

Cherish Family 1936 layout tools

I used one of the frames from the “Clear Mixers“.

After removing one side of the protective covering, I painted the edges with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  I glued a small piece of scrapbook paper under the painted side and trimmed it with an exact-o knife.  I gently sanded the edges with a sanding block and distressed it slightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before removing the second protective coating.

Cherish Family Layout 1936 close up

My grandfather is the one with the x and my grandmother is sitting to his left holding my Uncle Bill.  

I used the Chamberry Collection from Adorn it and a scalloped circle punch and a old border punch from Marvy Uchida.

Have a Creative Day,


A Fashion Couture Card

Hello Clear Scrappers,

It's Katie here again... Sharing here is my handmade card for my Italian trainer who is leaving this Friday... Using Deco Send it Clear Card and Graphic 45 Couture paper collection, I backed the card using several dictionary papers and embellish with a shoe frame and a lady inside the card... On one of the flaps outside, I embellished further with some fussy cuts of flowers and leaves and roped the card around towards the back and created the word "fashion"..

I delibrately leave some empty space so that she could put her picture and use it as a photo frame...

Hope you guys enjoyed what I've shared here...




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A Banner Day layout

Hi there, Lisa here today to share a layout I created using our Banner Embellishments as well as a Butterfly. Love of Butterflies is one thing my oldest and youngest daughters share so I always include them on their pages.  This one is of the moment my youngest saw her sister had come to get her from school the first day after she returned from college.  She ran to her and broke into happy tears of joy to see her!!  I tucked the story into the pink bag that is my photo mat. 


To create my layout, I ran the banner pieces through my Epic 6 and embossed a brick pattern on them before hitting them with some Staz-On ink.


I love the way embossing them makes them curl just a tad so that they now pop off the page.  I was able to hide a pop dot under each of them by layering the "sweet" banner over them.  I then double stamped the butterfly, first with a woodgrain stamp, then with "some kind of wonderful" and tucked it in to mirror the die cut butterfly on the right of my layout.


The Clear Scraps Banner pieces and Butterfly adds a little more dimension without taking visual weight away from the photos...I LOVE that!!!  Hope you all are finding time to craft in this busy end of the school year time!

Honoring your Mother with Clear Scraps

I know it is past Mother's Day, but that isn't any reason not to share projects honoring our mothers .  Guiseppa here and let me show you some Mother's Day projects using Clear Scraps!

I made this layout using 12" Heart Arrow and some modeling paste.  



Look at the dimension of the hearts.  The modeling paste along with the stencil has helped to create this effect.



I also used o Acrylic Coaster in the center of the two M's and layed my photo on top of it.




Love those hearts...perfect for a Mother's Day layout!


Now for a little gift bag to hold something special in for your mother.

Mother's day gift box1


I used the Clear Mixer Acrylic Flowers to create this awesome looking flower.

Mother's day gift box2


I wanted to ad a little more to this, so I also used one of the Clear Round Tags.

Mother's day gift box3

Thanks for stopping in and just remember, it is never to late to make or give something nice to your mother.  Check out the Clear Scraps Store to find all of you Mother's Day crafting needs!


Spring Wreath

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm sharing a spring wreath sure to brighten up your room or door. 

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The Clear Scrap XL Chipboard Birds make a fun addition to the wreath! I painted the birds with gesso and then inked them up with Distress inks, layering the Mascils for a pretty background design. 

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To create the wreath, I covered the wood blank with pattern paper. Stamped flowers and leaves are adhered along the wreath and provide a nest for the birds. 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scrap Mascil (QuarterFoil, Corner Flourish, XL Birds in Chipboard)

Crafters Companion (Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy- Paint Fusion Daisies)

Rangers Distress Inks

DIY Bangle Wreath Blank


Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Designer



A Banner for a Baby Boy!

Hi, Connie here with a Baby Boy Banner, using the Acrylic Banner Set and the Mini Star Album.  I made this with our new grand boy in mind.  Thought it would super cute on the crib.


I have thought long and hard about how I wanted this put together.  I decided on lot's of dimension!!!  The paper is by Authenitique and it is adhered to the back of the acrylic banner.  Zip Dry by Beacon works great for this.  Foam adhesieve was used on the Star's and some of the other embellishment's to achieve the dimension.


The banner is attached together with twine.  I also used rubber stamps (Art Journey, Darkroom Door) for embellishments.  The ribbon cluster is sorted by color and then attached with twine.  The  "6" represents the number of grands we will have when this little guy arrive's in late August.


The acrylic  makes this such a stand out Banner~ so perfect for our new "#6"!!! 

Thanks for stopping by~

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Home decor using Expressions!

                     Greetings Clear Scraps Fans!

Today I'm sharing a fun home decor project you can hang or place on a shelf. 

I used the Expressions large Clear Scraps word Love!

Here's the list of items to get ready to start the project.

Modeling paste, stencil, ink, paper, paint, crackeling paint, and a stamp!

I used the Clear Scraps 6x6 Diamonds mascils/stencil  on the L and added some modeling paste.


Clear Scraps 6x6 Diamonds mascils/stencil 


For  the background color. Faber-Castell big brush pen.


The paint I used on the dried modeling paste is from Plaid in pink.


For the O I used  DCWV Woven paper and adhere the paper with glue dots.

I used Tim Holtz distres ink. 


Here's a close up!

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The stamping on the V I used a  Prima script stamp, and StazOn black ink.


 Here's a close up!


For the E I added the white Gesso and


Viva crackle paint in white for the crackeling effect.


Here's a close up!


I then dabbed some Plaid pink paint over the entire E and distress it using

theFaber-Castell Big brush pen. 


To finish the project I added a chipbaord frame on the O  from my stash and I

used yelllow Gelato and distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz distress ink. 

The rhinestones are from DCWV. The floral stem is from prima, and the key, feathers,

and berries are from my stash.

The butterfly I traced and cut from the clear acrylic sheets from Clear Scraps!

I love these sheeets for when I want a embellishments I can't find or I don't have!

I use these a lot using my die cuts!

Did you know Clear Scraps has a large variety of Expressions in other titles and in small too?!

Here's the link to see many other variety of Expressions clear word titles!

Thank you for visiting the blog today!

Havea Blessed day!

Michelle Hodges