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Gears Acrylic Album

Hello! Jennifer here to share a mini book I created with the Gears Acrylic Album!  I love the selection of shapes that Clear Scraps offers! The Gears Album is so fun and perfect for your favorite boy photos! I have had these pictures of my 3 yr old nephew that I've been wanting to scrap for awhile and I've had this album in mind!  I love how it turned out!


I added one of the new Feather Mirror Embellishments to give the front of my album some shine! IClear_Scraps_Acrylic_Gear_Album2

I also wanted to add a little texture to my front page so what better way then to use modeling paste!  I secured the 6 inch Polka Dot Mascil to the front with washi tape. Using a firm downward motion, I lightly applied the paste.



Before the paste dries, you can add glitter or spray ink to give an extra element to your effect! 




Here is the finished result!  Remember it doesn't have to be perfect; don't be afraid to play a bit with different mediums.  




For each of my pages, I layered different patterned papers and embellishments in the center and then tried to "mirror" each side to each other. I like to ensure nothing shows through on each page. 














The Gear Mirror Embellishments are a perfect accent for this album! I had one left from a recent project I had done.  




Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to do a mini album of your own! Have a wonderful day!


Additional products used:  patterned papers, chipboard, enamels dots, brads, wooden veneers, washi tape, stickers, buttons, sequins: Teresa Collins; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Scor-Tape; misc: thread, sewing machine

Mini Tag acrylic album

Good morning Clear Scraps friends!
Today I am sharing a mini tag acrylic album.
There are so many possible uses for these, but I just chose to create a quick mini album from our trip to the park a few months back.


I adhered pattern paper to the backside of the acrylic, then built layers using scraps of paper and ribbon when I added my photos.





After I photographed this mini album I then remembered to write in where the photos were taken and the date. ;-)



I printed my photos at home and 1.5" square was perfect for this project.




I hope your Monday is full of joy and creative endeavors!!

Leah Crowe

Patriotic Welcome Sign by Pinky


Hey there crafters, it's Pinky today with a fun patriotic door hanger just in time for the 4th of July. 

Did you know Clear Scraps makes many XL Expressions Words? Welcome is one of them. Clear Scraps Welcome Sign Pinky Hobbs Stazon4


For this project I took Midnight Blue StazOn ink and a star stamp and I stamped the front of the word. 

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After that I painted the back using a white paint and a foam brush. I set it aside to dry.

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When it dried completely I edges the entire project with red paint. 

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It's simply but very effective, I love it on my door!

Do you create Independence Day projects??

Until next time- keep on creating.

Pinky Hobbs Clear Scraps Designer

Card Sticks with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with "cards on a stick".  Great for a potted plant or a candy jar. Just stick them in what you want to use as a gift.  I used the Butterflies Mirror Embellishments and the 6" Doily Stencil by Clear Scraps. Here's what I came up with and how I made them~



* Peel the film off of the Mirror Butterfly Embellishments by Clear Scraps.


* Stencil the Doily image on the front of the butterflies with black StazOn Ink.  Let dry.

* Use a paint pen and add the paint dots around the Doily Stencil. Let dry.

* Collect up some cards and pretty papers. Layer them together and staple in the center

* Punch a hole on the top and one on the bottom.  That is what you run the stick through.  Depending on the size of stick is going to depend on what size of hole you will need to punch.

* Adhere the Butterfly Mirror Embellishment to each cluster of papers.  I used hot glue.

* Add twine or other embellishments.

* All ready to sign and add to the gift.


Products used~

Clear Scraps/ Doily 6" Stencil

Clear Scraps/ Butterflies Mirror Embellishments

Pion Design/  Paper

StazOn Ink/Black


sticks, paint pen, twine and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/ DT Member

Accept Home Decor

 Hi everyone, Nancy here today to share with you a fun, custom, wall decor piece I made using an XL Dots and a custom Clear Word Title.  

My One Little Word this year is Accept.  Sometimes I find it difficult to accept things the way they are.  So I made this home decor piece to remind me to accept the things I can not change.  Whether that is with my body, my relationships, my children.  Sometimes you just have to let things go and accept them the way they are.  

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To create the texture on my word title I simply painted the back side with a bit of acrylic paint, then used Staz-on White ink to stamp a pattern with a stampendous stamp.  After stamping with the white ink, I added a bit of color with another ink pad.

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I love the dimension of the clear items layered one over the other.  So much fun.  Thanks for stopping by.




Stenciled Card by Pinky


Hey friends, it's Pinky today. 

I have so many products I love from Clear Scraps but I have to say two of my favorites are the Mascils, and of course the innovative Send It Clear Card line! Today I combined the two!

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For this card I took Gesso and the Corner Flourish Mascil and I created the beautiful flourish on the front flaps. 

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After allowing it to dry I then rubbed a bronze Mica Powder on it. I also rubbed the powder on the papers I used to create a shimmery coordinated color look. Clear Scraps Send It Clear Card Gesso Mica Powder Pinky Hobbs2


When I was done I rubbed the powder on the flowers as well, then added the key to the cover.

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A wonderful vintage style card I hope the recipient loves!

Until next time, keep on creating my friends,

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Clears Scraps Loves Ruby Rock It!

Good morning, Friends! This week the inspiration has been on overdrive with all the amazing projects combining Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock It products!

Leah here with you to share this sweet layout featuring Ruby Rock It's Nostalgia collection. I was so inspired by the papers, I used this photo of my sweet girl when she was 18 months old. (16 1/2 years ago)


I loved the corrugated cardstock and designed my layout around that.
I am always reaching for Clear Scraps embellishments to add the perfect touch to my creations.


The Acrylic title, LOVE was decorated using Gelatos, as well as the bird near the title, and the flower layered over the chipboard spinner piece.


Thanks so much to our friends at Ruby Rock It! I had a wonderful time working with your products!

Leah Crowe


Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock It Hop!



You are going to love these projects by Irene and Nancy today!

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Hi everyone! It's Irene here and today is my turn to share with you my project for this hop! I've used Clear Scraps mixable tags 6 x 8 album with Ruby Rock It's Nostalgia collection.

This is a gift album for a friend. I've chosen the warm yellows and blacks in the collection to decorate this album.

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To create a textured background on the front cover, I've used a "shattered glass" mascil by Clear Scraps and some texture paste. I've also used an oval scallop mirror frame to layer the embellishment on it.

Since it is a gift album, I've kept the pages in this album very simple. Here are some pictures of the pages in it.

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Hope you all like my project for this hop! Check back for more projects featuring both Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock It! See you soon! 


Clear Scraps Educator

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a mini album I created using the Clear Scraps Mixable Tags 6x8 Album.  I was lucky enough to receive the Nostalic collection kit from Ruby Rock-it.  

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For a peek at the inside pages of this little mini, check out my blog here....





Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock-It ~ great together!

Two fantastic designers today! Connie and Nancy!

Hi, Connie here with a mini chipboard Camera Album by Clear Scraps and using Ruby Rock-It Collection Pack/Nostalgia for the paper products.  They both are perfect for this project.  See what you think~


The front of the album and back of the album are covered with Ruby Rock-It paper.  The inside pages are stenciled and embellished.  The theme of the mini is "Flowers".  The ranch was in full bloom this year!





The Camera album comes with five chipboard pages to decorative, anyway you like!  Check out Ruby Rock-It ~ super cute products!

Products Used~

Camera chipboard album

Chevron Stencil 6"

Ruby Rock-It/Nostalgia Collection  

Beacon/3-In-1 adhesive

Other ~

stickers, stick pins, button, twine. 

Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink/Mocha Mama

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Hi everyone, Nancy here today to share with you a card I made using one of the fun Clear Scraps Send-it Clear cards and Ruby Rock-it/Bella papers.  I love the Rustic Charm wedding line from Ruby Rockit/Bella!  The papers have beautiful, trendy colors and patterns with just a bit of sheen that lend themselves wonderfully to other projects as well.  For this card I chose to go with the wedding theme as they were also nice enough to send a few coordinating embellishments.

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On the inside of the card I used a couple of Mascils, 6" Damask and 6" Chevron, with both embossing paste and gel medium.

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I love the combination of these papers and the Clear Scraps Deco Send it Clear Card.  The two came together so quickly.  If you want to see how I did the texture on the inside of the card, check out the complete tutorial here.



Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock-It Day 2!!!

It is Day 2 of the Clear Scraps & Ruby Rock-It week, and today we have Wendy first then Connie!


I'm very excited for this week's blog hop with Ruby Rocket! I had the opportunity to work with the Nostalgia Collection! 

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I used a combination of three different Clear Scrap banners for this "Create" banner.

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Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ruby Rock-It (Nostalgia Collection)
  • Beacon Zip Dry
  • Stampendous 
  • StazOn 

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member


Hi, Connie here with an acrylic scrapbook page using Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock-It/Nostalgia Collection.   Great supplies to create with.  Bright and colorful!

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The acrylic page is the XL Scallop and I also stenciled stars, on the acrylic, using the Star Stencil by Clear Scraps.  Love the bright colors used in this collection by Ruby Rock-It.  

Other products used~

Stazon ink, Beacon adhesive, buttons, twine, stickers and one brad.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Clear Scraps and Ruby Rock It Hop!

Hello friends!  Clear Scraps is teaming up with Ruby Rock-It  this week!  First up we have Jennifer.


We have some fun Ruby Rock-It paper and embellishments to play with!  I covered the Clear Scraps 3.5 x 5 Clear Box with their paper, as well as added the Clear Scraps Bird and Cage Embellishments!


Here is a photo of the outside of the box. I used Ranger Alcohol inks to color both the cage and bird to help them stand out!  


The inside of the Clear Box is perfect for little tokens or you can create a mini album, as I did. 


I used different patterned papers from Ruby Rock It, as well as small embellishments from my stash.  I chose to not add photos but just create a sort of ATC like pages. You can easily add in some 2x2 photos though!  














Thanks for stopping by! We will have creations up all week so keep checking back!  Have a great day!

Make sure to check out the Ruby Rock-It Blog HERE:

Additional embellishments:  wood veneer shapes:  Studio Calico, Maya Road; decorative pins: Maya Road, Jillibean Soup; washi tape:  Freckled Fawn, Queen and Co; metal embellishments: Maya Road, Tim Holtz; felt flowers: Hero Arts; chipboard camera, ribbon: Maya Road; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3m; Bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots, rhinestone: Teresa Collins Designs; stamps:  American Crafts, Teresa Collins Designs; misc: buttons, thread, paper clip, doily


And now onto Pinky

Hey there, I created a layout using Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape and the Ruby Rock-It Nostalgia Collection, don't forget the Mirrored Embellishments!

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It's the time of year for fishing, for the more masculine look I used Krylon black spray paint and lightly sprayed the back of the layout. 

I love my clear acrylic pages they last forever and are so unique. 

Make sure you go to the Ruby Rock-It blog too:


Happy Day Layout...

Today I'm sharing a layout using the smaller of the XL Dots. I love creating clear layouts and the round shape adds a bit of whimsy to the layout design.

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I began by stamping the rose design in Versamark on watercolor paper and embossing it with white embossing powder. Next I colored the design with a variety of mediums, watercolor pencils, gelatos and pastel pencils. After I was happy with the design, I added layers of stenciling.

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Next I adhered the stamped paper to the front of the XL Dots and trimmed around the edge. To make the edge of the layout stand out, I inked it with black StazOn. I sanded a Feather Mixer on both sides to use as an embellishment for the layout. 

Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Stampendous Timeless Rose Cling Stamp, white embossing powder
  • Faber Castell Aquarelles, Pitt Pastels, Gelatos
  • Beacon Zip Dry
  • American Craft pattern paper
  • Tsukineko Versamark, StazOn

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Teapot Album With Pearl Swap by Pinky


Hey there friends, Pinky today and I will fully admit I went a little Clear Scraps crazy with this Acrylic Teapot Mini Album today! I made this for a friend who is headed to Europe and all I could think of was "high tea" in England so I decided the Teapot Album was perfect.

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For the cover I used the Pearl Swag Border Mascil with some black gesso. 

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I have fallen in love with Pearl Swag!

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On the inside I left the mattes blank for her photos. 

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And of course I had to use one of the Ornate Flourish Mirrored Embellishments for one of the pages, it went perfectly!

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On the back I used a sewing machine patterned type paper, I love the visual it gives.

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This album was such a joy to make, I really hope my friend loves the gift!

So you make albums as gifts They make such a wonderful handmade present. 

Until next time, keep on crafting my friends. 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Gears Mirror Embellishments Layout

Hello friends! Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun layout I created using the Gears Mirror Embellishments!  I wanted to make a cute page just for Father's Day and I thought the gears would make the perfect accent!  


I also used the 12 inch Wood Grain Mascil with spray ink for my background!  I love the texture it gives to the page! I didn't go heavy on the spray but you can create as light or dark background as you like!  Not only are the Mascils fun to work with, but they stay in place so you always have a clean image! 



Using ephemera and hand punched circles, I layered the gears above and  below my photo! I thought they went perfect with the circle theme!



Like acrylic, the Mirrored Embellishments can be left bare or colored with alcohol ink! 



Thank you for stopping by today!  Check out the awesome selection of Mirror Embellishments like these plus much more! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow;  misc: thread, sewing machine