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June 2014

A Mini Graduation...

Hi Clear Scrappers,

Katie here today sharing a very simple project using the Mini Heart Album and Acrylic Alphabets... Using Graphic 45 Couture paper collection, I just wanted something simple and straight-forward using the album and alphas... The mini album comes with 5 hearts, a nice number for K-A-T-I-E, and hence placing my name over the hearts...

I've finally finished my footwear design course and currently under an internship program before heading back to school or work as a designer... As a mini celebration, this is what I created for myself for accomplish the course...





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Dad's Fishing Album

Hello my Clear Scraps family, this is Susan. I have a special album I made for Jim for this coming Fathers Day. Super fun to create by using our Chipboard Vest Album and getting fishing tackle from Walmart. This way he gets to keep the fishing tack for a later use (well maybe if I let him take it off the album) LOL.

Here is wishing all those special Dads out there a very Happy Fathers day. Personal note to my hubby Jim- you are the best example of what a dad should be, Love you!

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Happy Father's Day!


Susan Frase



Shabby Chic Graduation Card

Hi there, Lisa today, with a Shabby Chic Graduation Card I created using the flap of a Scallop Send it Clear Card and pieces I cut from a 12 x 12 acrylic sheet to create a cute envelope look.

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I embellished the card with a doily that I layered with shabby chic flowers and a cut from my cameo, and some dainty gold thread.  A "today" flag in gold glitter proclaims the reason for the card.


Inside I glued an envelope with a card that is titled "oh the places you'll go" from Dr. Suess' famous is my favorite gift for a new grad...and such a fun story!  The envelope can also hold a gift card or money so the card can also be the gift!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

A Girly Chipboard Flower Brag Book!

               Happy Saturday CS Fans!

I created this Flower  Chipboard Brag Book real girly because a few of the pictures has our daughter in it!


To decorate the cover I used the DCWV The cork premium stack. Once I traced the cork

with the Brag book cover

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all I had to do is removed the paper from the adhesive back and add the cork!

I then added the trims from my stash.

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This album is about our Spring visit to California! I used the  DCWV Vintage Collector Paper Collection

for the entire album except for a few added embellishments from my stash.  DCWV tab Spring/Summer.


More DCWV Vintage Collector. Charm  and trim from my stash.


For the 2nd back side Page I distressed the paper with the Distress ink and splattered

Glitter glam glitter paint in turquoise.


Here's a close up.

The 3rd page I used the Mascils/Stencil 6" Brick wall from Clear Scraps    

using modeling paste and


Faber-Castell big brush pen, gelato and addding a little gesso over the 2 colors.

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I love how the colors match the stone in the picture! Prima butterfly embellishment

and trim from my stash. 


3rd page back side DCWV papers, burlap and embellishments,

flower from Maya Road and pin from my stash.


For the 4th page I covered the front side with Viva Cackle paint.


and used gelato and added some paint drips form Glimmer glam glitter paint.

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I did add a little water to the top part of the page mixing a little of the paint and gelato together.

More DCWV Vintage Collector, used the Clear Scraps 6" Clouds Mascils/Stencil to

trace the clouds from DCWV The corrugate stack collection. Bird and metal leaves are from my stash.


The backside of page 4 DCWV paper, Spring & Summer tab DCWV, and sentiment

DCWV Vintage Collector collection too.  Flower and chipboard from my stash.


The last page front side of the album bsides DCWV paper I used DCWV gems, and

Summer & Spring tab. The love sentiment and trim are from my stash. DCWV Cork for handle.


Here's the back of the Flower chipboard Brag Book!


I used the tulle from my stash to tie the Flower chipboard Brag Book together.

Don't you just love how this brag book has a handle so you can carry it and make it look like a purse!

Clear Scraps has many other Brag book Designs too! If you click on the link you can view the acrylic ones too!

Thank you for stopping by the CS blog today!

Havea Blessed day!

Michelle Hodges

Treat Jar

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Decorated Treat Jar!

Summer is here, the treats are being made, and jar are being used. So instead of throwing the jars in the trash, reuse them into gift packaging! This was a 15 minute project, and the recipient will (hopefully) keep it forever, or even pass it on! 

This jar is a fairly large jar, a Claussen pickle jar to be exact - love them things. Since the pickles have such a strong flavor, this jar took two times in the dishwasher to get all of the pickle smell out. Not a big deal. 


So the first thing you do after its super wash down, is remove the jar's label. I then I used my good old Scalloped Oval Frame die, I die cut JUST the oval part out of the acrylic sheet,  to create the main piece to this project. I then inked the oval with stream alcohol ink, and embossed it with my Stampin' Up Honey Comb folder. 

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While I let the ink dry completely, I used the scalloped border, and inked it with lettuce alcohol ink. Then I fed my sheer white ribbon through the holes while wrapping it around the jar.

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Now, while both of these items with the inks are resting (to not push the stickiness of the ink) I played with on of the pretty butterflies. I ended up covering it with sivler sharpie, and silver glitter. Then I placed little silver gems up the center!

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After all of the glitter was cleared from my desk (hahaha...) I then used two of the super adorable banners and inked them with alcohol ink as well. 


Then --- you stick the whole thing together!! This is all how you want! I adhered mine with hot glue, I don't have patience for anything else. Have fun with it! <3

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Thanks for stopping by!!



Land of the Free {banner}










Today I am sharing a patriotic banner (are you tired of my banners yet?!). I kept this one simple and it came together quickly. I used the Small Chip Pennants Banner to create this one. 


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here are close ups of each banner:

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Land of the free banner 2

Land of the free banner 3

Land of the free banner 4

Land of the free banner 5

I hope I have inspired you to create a quick and easy banner to celebrate your Patriotism. 


Small Chip Pennant Banner: Clear Scraps

pp: Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea 

twine: Maya Road

pearls: Michael's

twine: Papertrey Ink

Hello Summer with Clear Scraps!

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Jennifer here to share a layout I created using the Chevron Acrylic Border and Acrylic Alphabet and Number set.  I wanted to document this cute photo of my son on his last day of kindergarten with his best friends!  




I cut the border piece in half and added a small amount of adhesive to hold. I then used my tiny attacher stapler to ensure my border stays in place.  I chose to leave my acrylic border bare but you can color any acrylic using a variety of mediums!  


I adhered patterned paper to the backs of each of the Acrylic Alphabets followed by using a sanding tool to smooth the edges.  Next, I used a white paint pen to trace the edges to make each letter stand out.  


Using foam dots, I "popped" a few of the letters up as well as overlapping each one.  




Showing some fun embellishments from the very boy-themed paper line I used.  


I also cut out strips of different patterned papers and adhered them around the circle on the page.  I followed with stitching through a few of the strips with my sewing machine.  


Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps shop to see this Border plus much more!  I hope this inspires you to do some creating with some Clear Scraps! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers:  Crate Paper; letter stickers: Basic Grey; silver stars: My Mind's Eye.   






Simple Mascil Card

Enjoy Your Special Day Card(resizde)

Hello everyone! Today, I am sharing a very unusual style card by me. It is a super simple birthday card which I've used a Clear Scraps flower mascil to create its background.


To add some simple design and colors to its background, I've used a small flower mascil with some yellow paint mist.  I've misted from right to left to create the fade away look.

Hope you all like it! 

Clear Scraps Educator


Catching the Sun with Alcohol Inks

Suncatcher with Alcohol Ink

Now that schools out and everyone's looking for new things to do.

How about making a Sun Catcher with the kids?

I started out with a 4" clear acrylic circle from Clear Scraps.

After removing the thin protective film off both sides of the circle,

I drew a simple picture on the circle using a black paint pen.

You could also use a black permanent marker.

Next, turn the circle over and on the reverse side of the circle color the

image with Alcohol Inks.  You can't tell by this picture, but for added detail,

I edged the circle with a Silver paint pen.

This is something even the younger kids can enjoy.  (I recommend ages 3-100)

Acrylic Tattered Flower Wreath

Hi Clear Scraps fans, Michelle W. here to share a beautiful acrylic wreath made by altering Clear Scraps 12 x 12 sheets of acrylic. Full-wreath-bright-web



To make this wreath I cut 6" x 12" strips from a 12" x 12" sheet of acrylic.  Then I ran the sheets through my Big Shot using a big die from Sizzix, these cut through the acrylic nicely. 


Once all my flowers were cut I chose 4 colors of alcohol ink and a metalic silver to blend each color with.  I covered each of the different flowers with a different color. 


Next I layered the flowers to form a wreath, All the pieces are attached using a strong, clear, wet adhesive. 


Supply List

Clear Scraps 12 x 12 acrylic sheets

Big Shot

Big Die - Tattered Flowers from Tim Holtz / Sizzix

Alcohol Ink

Alcohol Ink applicator

Beacons 3 in 1 adhesive

Crop a dile (to punch hole for hanging)

Thanks for looking!


Believe Acrylic Expression


Hello Clear Scraps fans! It's Irene here! Today, I would like to share with you another layout of mine which I've used an acrylic expresson by Clear Scraps as its title. 


This time, I've not done anything fancy to it. I just used a black permanent marker to outline it. This will enable you to see the title as well as everything that is going on underneath it.


On it's background, I've used Clear Scraps heart wallpaper stencil with white gesso to create the floating heart images.

If you are scrapper just like me who often has trouble coming up with a title for my layout, you can always get some of these acrylic expressions by Clear Scraps!

Happy scrapping! 


Clear Scraps Educator

Acrylic Page Display Frame~

Hi Connie here with a fun idea for the Acrylic Page Display Frame by Clear Scraps.


My idea is to have a Frame, that I can switch out nature photos without it being a big deal, so I'm looking for easy, quick and most important CUTE!!!!!

1. Select a background paper that is not too busy.

2. In the center, add photo corners ( 5X7 or 4X6 ) space.

3. Next, the front embellishments are all adhered to the acrylic border, at the bottom of the frame.

4. I like to leave my options open, so this way if I decide to change it up, I just remove the border at the bottom.


5. The border is about 1 1/4" X 12.  Everything (embellishments) are glued to that, not the frame.

6. I used Zip Dry by Beacon for the border embellishments.

7. I adhered the border, to the front bottom, with Zip Dry on both ends.

8. The flower Ivy is tagged on a couple of leaves, with glue dots.


I'm really happy the way it came together.  I can change out my nature pictures and enjoy them!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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Creating Made Easy Designer Call!

We’re thrilled to announce that Creating Made Easy Kit Club by Clear Scraps is looking to bring on a few new Design Team members! We’re looking for talented, social, and committed designers who love to create with CS and collaborative products.
To apply, please email [email protected] with the following information:
  • A single paragraph telling us a little about yourself. Are you on any other design teams? Have you been published before? Are you comfortable working with mixed media and mediums such as acrylic and chipboard?
  • Help us get a good sense of whom you are and your crafting history. Let us know why you would be EXCITED to work with Creating Made Easy Kit Club.
  • A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may see samples of your various paper crafting projects. If you have a craft resume we’d love to see that as well.
  • Photos (500 pixels max)which showcase your style. We would love to see your mixed media and other style included with layouts and cards.
  • Please include all of your contact information, including address, phone number, and return email address.
The deadline for all applications to be received is June 26th 2014. The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email and the new team will be announced in July. New design team members will serve for 6 months first posts beginning in August.
Design Team members will receive a monthly kit at no charge and will be creating 3/4 projects a month including 2/3 blog posts before the 15th of every month (one tutorial included).
Further questions may be directed to [email protected] Good luck everyone! We’re excited to see your applications!

Countdown to Disney Tri Fold Frame

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made for my family.  Much like other families, mine looks forward to our Disney Vacations.  The Tri Fold Mouse Frame was perfect for creating a countdown calendar.

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I love that with the tri fold I could have sections for both photos as well as the "countdown".

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To add the "countdown" I carefully drilled small holes in the acrylic while the paper was still protecting both sides and then inserted my cup hooks.  The acrylic easily held the hooks in place.  Then, I just added a bound set of numbers, 0-9 to each hook.  

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So, how does your family plan for Disney?  Do you do a countdown?