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July 2014

Layout with Clear Scraps Chevrons

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share a layout I created using the 12 inch Chevron Mascil as well as the Chevron Acrylic Border.  Chevrons are probably my favorite pattern...I love that they are on trend in the designing world! Since we are celebrating pets at Clear Scraps this month, I did a layout featuring my beloved pug Max.  We rescued him about two years ago and he is 100% personality!  


 I first placed my  Mascil over a white piece of cardstock. I then lightly misted a few areas with spray ink.  You can go as light or heavy as you like. Don't be afraid to play around and find out what looks good to you!  Here you can see variations of the ink.  I then placed my letter stickers over the top for journaling. 



At  the top of my page, I lightly adhered my Chevron Border with some liquid adhesive. I then secured it with a couple staples.  I left my acrylic "bare" but you can easily add alcohol ink or acrylic paint to color!  






 Thanks for stopping by today!  If you haven't checked out Clear Scraps' new website you must!  Also, go see all of the different Mascils and Acrylic embellishments! There are lots to choose from! Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; spray ink: October Afternoon;  flair: Panda Eight Designs;  enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; stamp: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Ranger; misc:  thread, sewing machine. 


NEW Release Sneak Peeks!

 It's that time again time for some NEW RELEASES and new designs direct from Clear Scraps and we are in love with the new designs!

Check out the cool Mascils/Stencils coming your way....

July 2014 Mascils Release

Every craft, every holiday, every day- it's all covered with the designs in the Clear Scraps store. Get your craft on with Clear Scraps today!

The highest quality MADE IN THE USA stencils, laser cut and perfect fit for all your crafty needs. 

A Mix Media Friendship Card Tutorial

Hi Clear Scrappers,

Katie here today with you sharing a mixed media card tutorial using Ornate Send it Clear Card and 6" Fern Leaf Stencil... Hope you guys enjoy... See you guys again!!!

Cheers!!! Happy crafting...

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Step 1: Using some dimensional/texture paint, stencil it over the card...


Step 2: Using some alcohol inks, start to add a few drops on the top and let it drip down...


Step 3: Continue to drip using a different shade of brown...


Step 4: Build up the texture by adding another shade of brown...


Step 5: Continue to build up till you are happy with the shade and texture...
Over here I'm using 3 different brown shades...


Step 6: Stamp script text over the card using StazOn...


Step 7: Using an alchol brown pen, outline the edges..


Step 8: Fussy cut some designs and gather your embellishments...
And you are ready to embellish the card...



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Beach Mixable Misty

Hello everyone! Nancy here today to share with you a new mini album I made for an upcoming beach trip. I love the Mixable Misty album, the combination of acrlyic and chipboard is so fun.

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I filled the mini album with lots of gorgeous new Prima Seashore papers and embellishments, as well as some older items from my stash. 

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I dry brushed the acrlyic pages with a mixture of texture paste and inks and to get the edges to really pop.

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I also inked the edges of my chipboard pages to help blend the edges of my papers with the chipboard.

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When working on the album I tried to allow as much of the surrounding pages to show through the acrylic, taking full advantage of the beautiful see through property.

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Filled with little pockets, lots of room for journaling and photos, I can't wait to hit the beach and fill this book with wonderful memories.

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Thanks for stopping by.



Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet, makes a great card!

Hi, Connie here with a cute Summer inspired card using the 12 X 12 clear sheet of acrylic.

The front acrylic piece is a 6" X6".  The paper is 6" X 7 1/4".  I scored the paper at the 1 1/4" from the top.  Folded it over and adhered to the acrylic with Beacon 3 in 1.


The embellishments are on the pattern paper.  I adhered the butterfly and label to the acrylic front.  The card is constructed from a  12" X 12" sheet of acrylic (cut in half) by Clear Scraps.  I also used the Pennants embellishments by Clear Scraps.


Love the acrylic for cards~such a GREAT look that screams "You are Special"!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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Decorate a Muslin Bag using Clear Scraps Diamond Stencil.

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Today's project is a simple and elegant way to decorate a plain muslin bag 

using Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Stencil.

Muslin pouch and stencil tools


  1. Start with a plain muslin bag.  
  2. Lay stencil over bag and secure in place with removable tape.  
  3. Stipple over the stencil with white acrylic paint.  
  4. Adhere a 1 1/2" strip of burlap around center of bag.
  5. Glue a thin piece of white lace around the bottom of the burlap strip.
  6. For the heart:  Paint a small piece of red burlap with several coats of white acrylic paint, creating the nice soft pink color.
  7. Cut burlap with heart die.
  8. Adhere sheer pink rosette ribbon onto pink heart and glue onto front of muslin bag.
  9. Cut and Decorate a small tag.

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SkyLine Mini Album for a Birthday

Hello Clear Scraps friends.

Elena is here today to share with you a project I made for my daughter who will turn 8 years old this very month.

She has used to receive some handmade gifts from me, so it's always an issue for me what to invent something new that can be surprising for her.

So this time I have made a mini album and a card in one project.


  I used Chipboard Skyline Album.

I covered it with the papers and used some clear embellishments - Banners embellishments.


I colored them with alcohol inks and embellished with the flowers


Here is what you see while open the first page up:


and inside:


I made some fussy cutting from the photos and placed one of the Lamp from the Lamps Embellishments,

colored with alcohol inks and outlined with a premanent marker.


One more clear embellishment I used for the other page


  I colored Butterfly Embellishment with alcohol inks as well, using the blending applicator.

Have a wonderful day.


Hey Foxy Tutorial by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today... 
I created this fun card and a full tutorial for it...just follow along below. 
Stamp images onto CutCardStock- I stamped two so I could layer the pieces
(Critters In The Forest By Lawn Fawn)
Cut images out-
 Use adhesive to layer image.
Trim out 4.5X6" Clear Scraps acrylic- then 4.5X7.5" patterned paper. 
Border punch top of patterned paper. Bone fold at 6" line. 
Use double sided tape on acrylic and  patterned paper and adhere. 
 Adhere hand cut grassy area to the bottom of the card. 
Adhere log to front of card.
Adhere using 2 dots to layer 
stamped fox image over. 
 Add small stamped images, and pearl dots to embellish. 
 Add twine bow to fox, and flower with sentiment.
Clear Scraps 12X12 acrylic sheets are a must have for any project you want to create!
You need to have them on hand, I used them all the time. 
Until next time- keep on creating!

How to Use our Stencils!


Good Morning!

This is not a "project post" as much as it is a "how to use these amazing stencils post". I am wanting to show you SIX way to use them!! The stencil that I have used for this whole blog post and video can be purchased here.  It is the adorable Chicken Wire stencil - the one I can think of a billion ways to incorporate into my projects! 

The SIX ways to use these stencils (there are so many more ways):

Spray Ink
Ink Pad
Draw Through
Heavy Body Gel
Stamp Through

I hope this video can help you USE the stencils we all buy TONS of!!


Thanks for Stopping By!


Summertime Card

Hi there, Lisa here today with a summery card I created using our Fence Mixer.  

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My inspiration today was my favorite Magnolia stamp, which requires something to "sit" on...and I thought of the Fence Mixer!  How perfect!  I had initally planned to emboss it with a woodgrain but sadly, my Epic 6 died a sad death today so instead, I used a sponge and dabbed it with paint to give it a weathered look.  I then created a window card for the base and the card just came together.  I really like how it turned out and the card feels so summery with the picket fence.  Hope you are enjoying lovely weather where you are!

Acrylic card ~ with a little something extra~

Hi , Connie here with an acrylic card, with a little something extra.   Let me show you~


That extra is, the paper clip at the top of the card.

I started out like this~


1. Cut the acrylic sheet 6" X 6".  Use a die to put a decorative edge on one end of the acrylic sheet.


2. Then cut two shapes (I used the Tim Holtz telephone) out of a piece of pattern paper and the acrylic sheet ( with the decorative edge).  You should have one acrylic shape and two paper shapes.


3. This how the acrylic sheet should look (above photo).

4. Take your pattern paper and score 1 1/4" from the top of the paper.

5. Fold and adhere the acrylic sheet to the paper. I used Beacon 3-1.

6. Line up one of the telephone shapes to show through the acrylic (telephone shape). Adhere to the pattern paper.  Add extra embellishments if you desire.


7. Adhere ( Beacon/ 3-in-1) the second paper (telephone) to the acrylic (telephone ) and glue a large paper clip to the back.

8.  Add buttons or pearls to the center of the telephone paper clip.

You could also use it to clip a photo to the card, in my case I used the tickets and put my message on those.  Have fun with it~ any shape will work and the acrylic looks so "fancy"

Thanks for stopping by~


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Butterfly Decor


Hi all, Lisa here today to share what has got to be my most favorite project of recent history!  
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I don't really know what to call it, but I sure had fun making it!  I used a white frame that I found at Michaels, a piece of 12 x 12 Clear Scraps Acrylic that I cut to fit the frame and some die cuts from Pretty Little Studio.   I found it was really easy to line up the butterflies by using the cutting mat under my acrylic piece once it was inserted into the fram, and they are simply glue dotted to the acrylic in a grid fashion, like a Butterfly Specimen display. 
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 I layered on some word stickers and created my cluster on the left with more glue dots and some seam binding ribbon...
I jut love how this sweet little display turned out and plan to make some more for gifts, especially since the whole project only took 15 minutes to make.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Summer Water Fun Cards By Pinky!

Hey there friends, 
It's July and of course I wanted to create some cool cards that screamed SUMMER!
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I decided to share how I created this card style and post photos like these
Take a premade cardstock card- trim off the front leaving around 2.5".
Use a border punch to create decorative top. 
Trim 12X12 Clear Scraps acrylic sheet to fit front of card- then
adhere sheet to top of card. 
 I used CutCardStock, Connie Crystal and my Xyron of course. 
Stamp your image to create water, then trim out and make into a sticker.
Adhere to front of acrylic card and add corrugated paper behind for more dimension. 
Add water looking crystals. 
Stamp and add your stamps images to front of card. 
 Here is the end result of the actual tutorial card- same techniques 
two different cards with a fun water theme. :) 
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You can add anything you want to make it pretty!
Until next time- keep on creating!

Love Blooms Acrylic Layout

Hey there friends, Pinky here today-
I created this layout a few months ago for an advertising campaign. :) 
It's finally ok to share this fun projects. 
Of course I used Clear Scraps 12X12 sheet as the acrylic base. 
I used Samantha Walker Cut Files for the butterflies and flowers, 
then added cool buttons for embellishments. 
And of course my Xyron Mega Runner and Adhesive Dots. 
These beautiful butting are actually wood. 
I love creating layouts what I can!