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June 2014

Vintage Card


I have a Vintage Card to share with you today. I used 2 acrylic pages from   Acrylic Mini Word Album BABY ( i used the other sheets and BABY for the other project)

I tied them with the tape, covered the background with a paper, and make all coloration with alcohol inks and Patina inks on the top.

also I placed a page from Mini Deco Album on the top, pull in the ribbon into the whole ( for the rings) and embellished it with flowers.


Hope you have liked my card today,


Butterfly Mobile

Hello Clear Scraps fans, Michelle W. Here with a fun butterfly mobile.  Using the acrylic mini butterfly album, I transformed them in to this one of a kind mobile. 


I covered each butterfly with patterned paper and used my crop-a-dile to repunch the holes in the butterfly wings. 


I embellished each butterfly with some rhinestone flourishes.  I took full size flourishes and cut them down to work the space on the butterfly. 


The options are endless when you cut larger flourishes into smaller pieces, it gives a one of a kind look too.


To hang the butterflies, I used embroidery floss and tied them through the holes on the butterfly wings and then tied them to the inside ring of a hoop ring.  This one happend to be an oblong shape.


Here's another look at the butterflies.  I only embellished one side of the butterflies but I think it looks gorgeous with just the beautiful paper.

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Supply list

  • Clear Scraps Mini Butterfly Album
  • Patterned Paper
  • Beacons 3 in 1 quick dry adhesive
  • Hoop Ring
  • Embroidery floss
  • Decorative border punch
  • Crop-a-dile
  • Rhinestone flourishes
  • Scissors

Thanks for looking!

Michelle W.


Beautiful Butterfly Banner

Good morning everyone!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  Today I would like to share with you a project using the beautiful Butterfly Banner.   The shapes in this banner are just too perfect for summer and I couldn't resist using it to decorate the little playhouse in our backyard.

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I used the Styleboard collection from Crate Paper.


and accented all the pieces with Stickles and Distress Ink,


Miniature roses, 


wood icons,


bits of lace


smaller paper butterflies


and chipboards


I love the way the acrylic gives the banner so much depth.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Supplies Used:

  • Clear Scraps Butterfly Acrylic Banner
  • Beacon Zip Dry
  • Patterned Paper -Styleboard from Crate Paper
  • Chipboard - Styleboard from Crate Paper
  • Flowers - Prima Marketing
  • Lace- Prima Marketing
  • Wood Icons - Prima Marketing
  • Pink Butterflies - Prima Marketing
  • Blue Butterflies - Styleboard Papers punched with EK Punch
  • Stickles and Distress Inks - Ranger Industries.


Clear Scraps Butterfly Mixers: Celebrating Grandma

Hello! We are celebrating grandparents this month at Clear Scraps!  Today, I am happy to share a layout I created with the Butterfly Mixers and 12inch Chevron Mascil!  I cherish old photos and I was lucky to receive copies of pictures of my grandmother when she was growing up.  I wanted to document this picture as a way to honor her memory.

Using the 12 inch Chevron Mascil, I lightly misted my cardstock with Tattered Angels spray ink in Wheat Beer.  After drying, I was ready to start creating my layout!


Next, I'm going to show you how I altered my Butterfly Mixer!  First, I place it in an embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine.  One of the wonderful things about Clear Scraps acrylic is that it is pliable and can be embossed but also high quality and sturdy!  It's the best out there but I'm kind of biased! :)  


I then took my StazOn ink in Black and lightly dabbed the butterfly ensuring that all the raised areas where inked.  It is recommended to only use StazOn (or any comparable ink) as it dries quickly and will not smudge after placement.  


And here is my inked butterfly!



Next, I took a small amount of Art Anthology Dimensional Gel Paint and lightly applied to the acrylic.  I used my finger but you can apply with foam or a dauber if you prefer.  




Here is my finished butterfly! I added a chipboard button to the center to give it some added color. 



For my title, I used letter stickers from Basic Grey. I didn't want to have a large title as I wanted my photo and the butterfly to be the center of my page.  I also added a gold foil sentiment from Chic Tags, as well. 





Thank you for reading today! I hope this inspires you to do some scrapping with some older photos!  Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts:  Crate Paper; decorative pin: Maya Road; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc:  Craftwell ebosser, Teresa Collins Designs Craftwell embossing folder.  

Happy Layout

Hello Dear Friends,

Elena is here with you today to share my layout


  It's all about my baby and his happy faces.
I used many embellishments here, but I needed to make some accent on them, so I added some of the 6 piece Puzzle Shapes


I colored them with 2 alcohol inks, stamped on them with Staz-on and outlined some parts with a permanent marker.

I placed the shapes over and there, and some of them are hiiden under the flowers, but looks like paint drips.


Grandparents Mini Album

Hi there, Lisa here today to share a mini album I created using the Mixable Cutie Album.


I kept it simple to let the photos (credit to Araxi Photography) shine!!  



I love using Staz-On ink on the clear pages..this time I created a frame with stamps and I love how it highlights the photos on both sides.





I added a couple of extra photos just by glueing them together and punching them to fit.




Don't forget to embellish the backside of the album!  It needs to look pretty, too!


Thanks for looking today!

Summer Teacup Sugar Holder Tutorial

Hi Clear Scrappers,

Katie here sharing a tutorial in how you can create this sweet little summer teacup sugar/creamer holder using this Mini Teacup Album which you can use it to hold your several sugar/creamer sachets... These little holders serve pretty well with the teapot wardrobe I've created previously... I've created a snapguide on this,  sit back and enjoy...



Sign -script

Make sure to tell your story...

As the Mom and a Scrapbooker I'm the one who's telling my family's story.

I'm also usually the one taking the all pictures.  Sometimes I'm even in the pictures.

As a scrapbooker, one of the things I've never done before was to do a layout on "ME".

I know it feels a little vain, but, it's important.  (Don't you think?)

Hopefully one day, my kids or grand-kids might enjoy reading a little bit about me.

Isn't that why we do it?  To tell our "story".

My 10 Things Layout

Last month on my blog I did a post on "10 things you may or may not know about me."

I used that post as the starting point for this layout.

I like to use things in ways other than how their supposed to be used.

For this layout I used one of the scalloped shapes from the Send it Clear card kit from Clear Scraps.  Once I glued the scrapbook paper to the clear scallop, I edged around it with a gold paint pen.  I love how it's a subtle enhancement for my page.  I glued a small medallion onto the tip of the scallop.

The paper is from the "Americana" collection from Pebbles Inc.

I also used Tim Holtz' "Chit Chat" stickers to emphasize certain words in my story.

It's simple and it's me!

Sue Eldred's Clear Scrap Patriotic Card

I used the rest of the Fancy Send it Clear Card Kit and the Americana papers to make this card.

Sue Eldred

Graduation Card


Graduation Card

So, my baby brother graduated this weekend. It is amazing how time has flown, it seems the last time I remember I was showing him the ropes of high school. He graduated from Lake Technical College with an autobody degree. I am so proud of him. 


This card was super fun to make, and I loved being able to have the clear front, allowing you a peak of what it says inside! First off I cut this card to be 4 inches by 6inches. I know that it is not the normal size, but I like the ability of him being able to slide it into a photo album of some sort if at one day he should choose to do so. 

I then adhered the clear front to the rest of that card by sewing it onto the back of the card. Which is alot easier than you would think. Before I did this though I edged the paper with the notebook paper punch from EK Success. This is literally one of my favorite punches. I find it has a HUGE amount of possibilities. 

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I then cut out a little owl from my Cricut Explore, colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers, then added a few little touches - glasses, and a bow tie. 

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  While I was waiting for his feathers to dry (haha) I started making some embellishments for the front of the card. I colored one of the gears from the Gear Clear Mixers. I colored it with IG5 and IG6 Markers. I also created a little pendant using the Clearly Accents Pennant Embelishments, I added a little sticker I had in my stash that says "who's your graddy?". Which I find hilarious for some reason. 

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After it was all dry, I placed all of the items together, and attached them to the front of the card using 3D foam tape. 

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On the inside of the card I used a blue printed paper from Heidi Swapp, I thought it fit what he is doing perfectly. On top of the paper I used a cut file I have had forever and have no idea where it is from (sorry) that says "Celebrate Now". 



So that is it. A simple card that I hope he will keep forever...

FinalSigned - 1

Thanks For Stopping By!



Feather Acrylic Bookmark

Good morning everyone!  Hope your Monday is off to a great start.  I am a little late sharing this, but Saturday I had this fun tutorial up on the Clear Scraps blog on making a bookmark from one of the Clear Scraps Feather Mixers.



To begin, you will need your Clear Scrap Feather Mixers, coordinating acrylic paint colors, a paint brush, and paper towels.

Begin by painting your first layer of paint onto the feather.  After paint begins to dry, wipe gently to remove some of the paint, revealing some of the clear acrylic.


Continue adding layers of color and removing excess paint from the acrylic as it dries.


Lastly I splattered bits of white paint over the top.

If you like, you can add a layer of Glossy Accents to seal the paint and add an extra layer of shine.



Who wouldn't love this fun bookmark to do their summer reading?




Love you to the Moon Layout

Hi there, Lisa here, sharing a layout I created using our Butterfly Border. This layout features a photo of our family, grandparents down to my children.  Three generations all together.  We often say "Love you to the Moon" to each other, so I chose it as my title.


For the treatment on the border, first, I snipped off one butterfly so that it could be used as an embellishment on the other side of the page..then both pieces were misted with Heidi Swapp Gold Lame mist and before the mist could dry, I sprinkled German Glass glitter over the butterflies.  The result is a very sparkly border of butterflies just waiting to fly to the moon!  

Stenciled Mason Jars

Raechelle here today. Mason jars are all the rage now and they sell for a pretty penny. Why pay when you can make your own? They are so simple and require just a little bit of time and work. To give your jar some extra pizzaz, try using one of the many fabulous stencils that Clear Scraps has to offer.

To create my jars, I added a few coats of paint to each jar, allowing ample time to dry before each coat. I then used the 12" Damask stencil to create my design.

To do so, place the stencil over the area that you wish to use. Dab the open area of the stencil lightly with paint, being careful to hold it down firmly as to not allow the paint to bleed. Remove and allow to dry then repeat, being careful to align the previosuly painted areas. (For these jars I used two of the damask patterns at a time. I painted, removed, allowed to dy and then repeated the process. Once these two areas were completely dry I repeated again to finish the jar, using a total of 4 damask prints around it.)

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Allow the jars to dry well. (I let them sit overnight)

Now comes the fun part; distress with some sand paper and add some flowers, twine, lace, etc. to finish them off. 

These make such a wonderful gift! The possibilities for making your own unique Mason jars are enless with the wide variety of  Clear Scraps stencils available. 

Stenciled mason jars


Masin jars

Clear Scraps 12" Damask stencil

paint: Martha Stewart

twine: Maya Road

lace: Hobby Lobby

flowers: Prima, Petaloo and Michaels

spray: Hobby Lobby

Scrapbooking with acrylic, stencils and grandparents!

Hi, Connie here to share with you a layout I did using the Diamond stencil, the Star border and the Small Rectangle Deco Top  Frame.  I almost forgot, and a set of loving grandparents!!


To build my background, I used modeling cream with the Diamond stencil.  I laid the stencil on my pattern paper, applied some modeling cream and with an old credit card pulled straight across the paper, leaving a beautiful Diamond raised shape.  I did this until I got the effect I was looking for.


The modeling cream is fast drying.  I cut the Star border apart and used the large stars as my embellishments.  Paper is adhered to the back using Zip Dry by Beacon.  The Small Rectangle Deco Top Frame is done the same way.

I'm so thankful for loving grandparents, in this case they are great grandparents!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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Two-Sided PARTY Pennant with 5 pc Acrylic Banner


Hello everyone and happy day! Liza here with a blog about a banner. 

Summer is a time for lots of celebrations. As much as I enjoy having special themed decor, sometimes it's just about the PARTY! Family, friends, food, music, sunshine!

Today I bring you a two-sided pennant I made with the 5 Piece Acrylic Banner. Since the flags are clear, I used a double sided paper with a print of doily paper banners,on one side and bright pink stripes on the other, great for my summer patio party theme. 

I started by tracing the triangle of the penant flag on the paper five times. Be careful to keep the tracing all the same direction if you have a pattern that should be "right side up" when on the flag! Then I cut them out and adhered them to the flags, alternating which side faced out.

I used a circle punch to add accent paper with a doily edge on each side, one facing up and one down. Using a pinecone diecut template, I die cut a spiral "flower" for every other on on the one side. The other side of the banner I left simpler. 




Next I die cut the letters and added glitter glue before removing them from the sheet. 


Adding glitter to the letters before removing them from the die cut mat allows a complete coverage of the edge and it holds them in place until they dry and you lift them out. 

Once dry, I added a shadowed letter to one side and a single layer letter to the other. 

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I like the bright summer colors and mix of patterns on this side (lower two images), but the other side (top two images) is softer and more pastel for different kinds ocassions or just for contrast.

Some little scalloped shapes were left from the half-circle accent border punch, so I zipped a few through a sticker maker and made the tiny scattered blossoms with glitter centers! I added them around the letters.



To connect and hang the pennants I used sheer orange wired organza ribbon from my stash. To be a little different, I raided my daughter's camp counselor supplies and used plastic lacing cord, often used friendship bracelets, to make a bow on each corner. The two-tone pink cord is stretchy and rubbery and adds a different texture and a little extra "fluff". 


Here are the two side of the banner. I made it two sided so it can be hung in a window, the top of a doorway, under a patio umbrella and looks good from both sides. Or you can choose your theme for the day!




I hope this inspired you to make an eye-catching summer celebration banner with acrylic! Enjoy!

                - Liza


Supplies used:

  • Clear Scraps 5 Piece Acrylic Banner
  • Crate Paper Fourteen Collection -Crush pattern 12' x 12' paper
  • Accent paper is from the Recollections 8.5" x 11" paper pack Cupcake Cuties
  • Xyron adhesive
  • Stickle glitter glue
  • We R Memory Keepers Mini 8 Punch - Trellis
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Cone die cut (left flat for flowers)
  • Wired floral ribbon
  • Plastic lacing





Today's  layout and holiday decoration featuring Clear Scraps Small Acrylic Star Embellishment. 

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Using the acrylic stars as stencils, lay them down and ink over them in Distress Ink. Continue to fill the entire sheet of cardstock. Splatter with water. 

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Color the back of the Star Border with alcohol markers. Add dots of color on the front of the border with a marker and white acrylic paint. 

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 Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps (Stars BorderSmall Stars Acrylic Embellishment )
Spectrum Noir Markers
Crafters Companion (Stamp It Wallpaper, Angelica & Friends Jessica)
Distress Ink (Faded Blue, Salty Ocean) 

This next project could be used as cupcake toppers or maybe in a potted plant. It uses the Small Star Embellishments and Mini Star Key Chain Album. 

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Color and stamp the acrylic stars. Adhere the two stars together with foam adhesive, sandwiching the wooden dowel between the two layers. 

Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps (Small Star EmbellishmentMini Star Key Chain Album)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Crafters Companion (Stamp It Wallpaper )
white acrylic paint
wooden dowel

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member