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April 2016

Leah's April Tag

Good day Clear Scraps friends!
I just love the tags we share every month.

This month I made a Birthday tag that is double sided.


The Wishes title is from Clear Scraps chipboard line. I painted it with green acrylic paint and also outlined the front of the tag using the same color paint.

You could make the backside decorative like I did, or include a gift card or even cash.


I can't wait to give this away for the next birthday coming up!

Have a great day!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps

Love You Layout

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! I am so ready for the weekend. My project for today is this layout I've created using this  timeless XL Acrylic Dazed circle shape. I love creating layouts and using this acrylic piece takes your project to the next level. Layouts on acrylic sheet are awesome.


Traced and cut the acrylic onto a patterned paper, then adhere it on the back side of the acrylic.  Arrange the photo and cut out paper shapes (heart and banner) to embellish the page.  Thank you all for stopping by and checking us out. Until next time....



Altered Mini Acrylic Clipboard

Hello Spring Altered Clipboard by Irene Tan 01

Hello Clear Scraps fans! It's Irene here and today I would like to share with you all an altered mini acrylic clipboard inspired by Spring! I've used Clear Scraps small scallop oval acrylic clipboard to create this project.

Here are some details on it.

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I've used some pattern papers and flowers to decorate this clipboard. This is a very simple project and perfect to decor the house with for this Spring. Hope you all like it! See you all soon! 

Home Expressions Large Clear Word Title

Hello!  Jennifer here on the blog today with my project using the Home Expressions Large Clear Word Title.   Clear Scraps released five new vertical words this past January at the CHA show!  Each can be altered for your home decor projects!

I started out with a large rectangular canvas and painted the edges with yellow acrylic paint.  I then pieced together my background pages and stitched the outside. 



Next, I used a light cream color acrylic paint on the edges of the Word Title.  After drying, I then traced each letter in different patterned paper. 


Before adhering my letter, I distressed the edges as well as added lines with a journaling pen. 


As you can see, the letters as well as the house are adorned with embellishments from the collection I used.  


After altering my Word Title, I used foam dots to adhere to the front of the canvas to give it some dimension. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the other four Expressions Word Titles in the Clear Scraps shop!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, wood veneer shape:  Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; journaling pen: American Crafts; paper distresser: Tim Holtz; adhesive:  Beacon Crafts, 3M; misc:  canvas, acrylic paint.  


Autism Awareness Altered Clipboard by Pinky!

Hi again friends!

It's Pinky once again today and yes I have another Autism Awareness craft to share, This one I created for my son Gage who has Autism. I wanted to make this for my wall so it reminds him that I think of him always and I will always be there. I used the beautiful 6" Puzzle Mascil /Stencil from Clear Scraps that they created with Autism in mind. 

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I love that Susan created this 6" Puzzle stencil with Autism in mind, it really shows the heart and soul of Clear Scraps and I always love creating projects using it. 

For this project I took the Clear Scraps Small Regular Portrait Clipboard and peeled off the protective film from the back, then I placed the 6" Puzzle Mascil at the top of the clipboard and used a yellow spray paint to create the puzzle pieces.

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After that I trimmed out some scrapbook papers and trimmed out the sides, also matting the photo and placing it on the bottom half of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Clipboard. I stamped the Autism sentiment and Puzzle piece with wings and trimmed them out from coordinating patterned paper and used Beacon Zip Dry to adhere everything onto the Clear Acrylic Clipboard. 

When I shared this with Gage he smiled and asked if we could hang it in the kitchen and that is where it stays!

I hope you enjoyed my project today, thanks for tagging along with my Autism craft journey in April.

Much love to you all,

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer 

April Autism Tag by Pinky!


Hey there Clear Scraps friends,

It is Pinky today, as you may know my son Gage has Autism and April is always Autism Awareness Month so I have created some Autism crafts this month in honor of my son and all Autism parents as well as the awareness it brings. Clear Scraps has always held my son and others near and dear t their hearts and Susan created a 6" Puzzle Mascil in honor of Autism, so it makes my crafts so much more heartfelt for sure. 

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The wonderful thing about Clear Scraps is the handmade in the USA and definitely the heart!

I created this tag by putting the 6" Puzzle mascil on the back, and coating it with glitter paint, then allowing it to dry completely and spray painting it in an ivory color. 

After that I used an Autism stamp set and StazOn ink to stay the sentiment and hearts, I filled the hearts with a red pearl pen and added felt hearts that I handcut. Then I added pearl strands as an accent. 

It was a fun take to create, and I hope it inspires other Autism crafting to happen around the world. It's so near and dear to my heart. Happy Monday friends! And don't forget to check out the cool Clear Scraps Puzzle Mascil/Stencil!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer and Educator

Sprinkle a little magic into everyday

Thank goodness its Friday! Today I am sharing with you a happy  6 x 8 Mixable Tag Album!


This mixable album comes with 5 cascading pages, 3 acrylic and 2 sturdy chipboard.
For all the acrylic pages, I used the 12" Diamond Mascil and sponged Stazon ink randomly.

I liked that it wasn't uniform - a good way to achieve that would be with spray paint.

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You can click on each album picture to see it larger.

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I am awaiting photos to come back to insert in this album for a friend
to give to his mother for her birthday.

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I created a little pocket here for him to write a birthday message.
We will also be adding a lot of photos with ribbon to tags.
Its a nice way to include lot of photos in an album.

I adore these albums! Show us what you've made on our Facebook page!


Have a fantastic weekend!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team

Clear Scraps Mixable Tag Album
Clear Scraps 12" Diamond Mascil
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye (Hello Gorgeous)
Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1; Scotch ATG
Ink: Stazon



Dream Mini Oval Scallop Clipboard

Hello friends! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share another project I created using the Mini Oval Scallop Clipboard! I love love love all of the clipboards but how cute are the mini ones?!  They are so quick and easy to embellish as well!  I went with a spring theme to mine and used an old photo of my daughter when she was around 6 months.  She had professional photos done in her Easter dress and I think she looks like a little fairy.  :)  



I chose to leave my acrylic bare but I do like to add some texture to the background. 


Before embellishing, I used my 12 inch Chevron Mascil and white texture paste. I applied it in a diagonal motion and didn't worry covering all of the areas.  


You can see my end doesn't look perfect but that's ok.  Try this technique and don't be afraid to "mess up". You can apply as much or as little as you see fit.  


Thank you for stopping by today!  The Clear Scraps shop has a wonderful selection of a multitude of sizes and shapes of Clipboards!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, wood frame, wooden veneers, stickers: Crate Paper; texture paste: Heidi Swapp; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye; paper distresser: Tim Holtz; misc: stapler 

Faux Die Cut Stained Glass by Wendy Price

I was recently die cutting a bunch of flower outline die cuts and I began to wonder if I cut it out of black card stock if it would look like the leading in stained glass. 

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You will need outline die cuts, alcohol markers, and Clear Scrap acrylic. 

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  1. Diecut flower outline using an electronic die cutter. 
  2. Adhere die cuts to the front of the acrylic shape. 
  3. Color in design on the back of the acrylic shape using alcohol markers.
  4. Embellish with photos and stickers. 

Tips and Tricks: Before you peel the protective coating off of the acrylic, test out your medium and marker colors. It gives you a chance to test out colors without commitment. 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scrap-XL Dots, Chipboard Butterflies

Basic Grey pattern paper and stickers

Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers

Faber Castell Gelatos

Beacon Zip Dry


Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Pencil Holder..

Hello everyone and happy Monday! This is Adora and today I am sharing this project I've created with, Clear Box Letter box. This is a cute mini project for your home/desk top. As you can see I am using it as a pencil/brush holder, LOVE it on top of my craft desk.


The back and the front side of the box is decorated with Tim Holtz paper, and I used alcohol inks on the other two sides. 


Thank you all for stopping by and checking us out here on Clear Scraps.....until next time.


Mixed Media Style Watermelon~Tutorial!

Hi, Connie here with a fun mixed media project using eight  different stencils by Clear Scraps.  All you need is a tree stump cut like a watermelon.  That is not a hard request if you have a hubby with a chain saw and you live on a ranch.  Let me show you~


I love how it came together. It will look great on the patio this Summer.  Especially for a family that loves watermelon.



  1. Seal the wood. So important. The wood will eat the paint, just soak it up.  Also a side note on the slice of wood, this one has been curing for 3 years.  It was good and dry.
  2. Paint the red acrylic for the meat of the watermelon and then the green for the watermelon rind.  Let the paint dry.
  3. Using the Clear Scraps stencils start layering.  First layer is stencil with modeling paste.  I did four separate areas.  Let dry or use heat tool to dry it quicker.  Make sure the area you are about to stencil on is flat.
  4. Next add some different images and use acrylic paint.  Overlap the images.  I used white acrylic.
  5. Next add another image and use black acrylic.  My last image I used green acrylic for the leaves.  I even doodled a little around the leaves.
  6. The word is next. Make sure everything is dry, then stencil the word on the front.
  7. Last thing I did was speckle the painted watermelon, with black and white acrylic paint, and then sealed the project with an acrylic glossy sealer. An old toothbrush works great for the speckling.

Products Used:

12" Fruit of the Spirit, 6" Chevron, 6" Chicken Wire, 6" Humming Bird, 6" Spiral and 6" Doily by Clear Scraps.


Acrylic paint, acrylic glossy sealer and modeling paste.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


April Tag ~ Irene Tan

April Showers Tag by Irene Tan 01

Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share another tag with you all. I've used Clear Scraps acrylic tag and altered it using stencils, paints, embossing folder and permanent markers.

Here are some details on it.

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To create the background, I've used Clear Scraps floral border stencil with some spray paint.

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I've also use an embossing folder to emboss the acrylic tag and colored it using permanent markers.

Hope you all like it and see you all soon!

April Tag and Tag Box by Wendy Price

Today I'm sharing an April tag and storage box. I kept the design simple with a bit of wood grain pattern paper and a stamped butterfly. 

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Now onto April's tag. If you are not a fan of glitter...look away. This technique is a lot of fun, but a bit of glittery mess. 

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  1. Gather up your supplies. You will need a mascil, acrylic tag, double sided adhesive sheets, two colors of glitter and coconut oil soap. Avoid a mascil with small details because it will be harder to peel off the acrylic. 

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2. Adhere adhesive sheets to the acrylic tag. 

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3. Dampen the soap and rub it on the mascil, covering the entire mascil with soapy residue. This is important because the oil based soap will keep the mascil from sticking to the adhesive sheet. 

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4. Place your acrylic tag, adhesive down, onto the soaped side of the mascil. 

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5. Flip the tag over and sprinkle glitter over the tag and mascil. With your finger, rub the glitter into the tag so it sticks well. 

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6. Tap/brush off the extra glitter and return to container. 

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7. Carefully peel the mascil off the adhesive. Go slow and be careful with how you pull it off. 


8. Sprinkle second color of glitter onto tag. Burnish glitter into adhesive with your finger. Brush off extra glitter and return to container. You've created the two glitter background for your tag!

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9. Stamp images, color, cut out and adhere to tag. Embellish tag with die cuts. 

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Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member


Leah's Spring Mixer layout

Howdy Clear Scraps friends!

Leah with you today to share this layout I created using
Clear Scraps Banner Mixer and beautiful Fluer de lis border.


I used the Banner Mixer as a mask then ran it through my dry embossing machine to give it texture.


The Fleur de lis border was sanded lightly on the front to give it a frosty look, I then edged it with Stazon ink.


I can't believe my babies are growing up! This one is headed to middle school next year.

That's why scrap booking is so great - preserving these memories for life.

See you next time,

Leah Crowe