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April 2016

Life Documented BIYW Acrylic Binder

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a mini book I created using the Build It Your Way Small 5 x 7.5 Acrylic Binder and the BIYW Fun Tabs 6.5 x 6.5 Acrylic Pages.  I know I've written this before, but the Build It Your Way Albums have been one of my favorite products since they were released!  I love how they look as well as the variety of acrylic and chipboard pages available.  The binders are very sturdy  and you are able to fit a lot of pages into your book!  I have been a fan of Clear Scraps long before I started designing for them!  



Here is a close up of the front of my book!  I love the "bare" acrylic look; I think it is classy and clean. However, that is another wonderful thing about Clear can alter your acrylic (or chipboard) in a variety of ways to make it your own!  The acrylic allows you to see through the many layers of your book! 




So for each page, I try to "line up" my papers and embellishments so that they mirror each other. That way there isn't a pattern peaking through from the the other side or the backside of chipboard/stickers. It doesn't come out perfect all of the time but that's ok! Remember its YOUR creation and YOUR art so there isn't a wrong way! 



With my mini albums I like to insert extra pages by using papers, envelopes, or tags.  Here, I used my bone folder and created a flap that I decorated on the outside. 


The inside of my flap I added journaling as well as extra embellishments! 









Thanks for looking through my album! I hope this inspires you to do a mini book of your own! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the different sizes of Build It Your Way Binders and Pages! Did you know there is a 12 x 12 Binder available?  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, chipboard frames, washi tape, brads, wooden veneer shapes, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc:  doily, thread, sewing machine. 

April Tag-Jennifer


 Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing my tag for April!  Alcohol ink is always one of the easiest and fun ways to color acrylic! 


I first colored my tag using three different alcohol inks. The edges don't have to be perfect and feel free to go back and add colors as each dries.  


I then flipped over my tag and stamped a filigree design onto the bottom edge using black StazOn.  


Before beginning to embellish my tag, I used Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence on the Oval Deco Top Chipboard Frame. This takes awhile to dry but you can use your heat gun once you start to see cracks in the paint. 


I stamped my sentiment onto vellum (again with StazOn) and adhered to my chipboard frame.  


 I then added die cuts, stickers, as well as a metal charm with bakers twine.  


Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying the tag inspiration from our design team!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  die cuts, sticker:  Crate Paper; metal charm, stamps: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink, crackle paint: Ranger; ribbon: May Arts

Ultimate Gamer Layout by Leah Crowe

Happy Thursday Clear Scraps family!

Today I am sharing a layout about my son the gamer.


Because we are outgrowing our house, I had to do some rearranging of rooms, and one of the computers went into my sons room. Over Spring break I saw the back of his head a whole bunch and not much else. I think I have some restrictions to put in place soon.

I used the Clear Scraps XL Deco Acrylic to design my layout on. Using my electronic cutter, I created a design piece that fits perfectly with the XL Deco shape.


I started by dripping little drops of Alcohol Ink atop the acrylic willy nilly. I then added my brads and buttons to the shaped paper piece and added foam dots to the back to raise it away from the acrylic.


I added my photo and a few more buttons and its complete.

I LOVE the XL Clear Scraps Acrylic Clear Shapes!

Leah Crowe, Design Team

Happy Birthday Layout by Wendy Price

Today I'm sharing a birthday layout featuring Clear Scraps XL Dot Shapes.

Clear scrap happy birthday layout by wendy price


  1. Using XL Dot Shape as a template, cut out a piece of white cardstick to fit bottom of acrylic shape.
  2. Stamp cupcake image repeatedly on cardstick. Color with markers and add shadows with pencil. 
  3. Peel protective film off front of XL Dot Shape. Adhere cardstick to the bottom of the acrylic circle.
  4. Adhere washi tape,  twine and die cuts to the acrylic circle. 
  5. Add a white border to the edge by running a white paint pen along the edge. 

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Supplies Used:

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

April Feature Tag ~ Connie!

Hi, Connie here with my April Tag!  I used an acrylic tag by Clear Scraps and some pretty paper.  Take a look~


Products used:
Clear Scraps 6” Chevron Stencil, Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag and Clear Scraps Chipboard Word (Laugh)

acrylic paint, alcohol inks, pattern paper, stickers, flower die, ribbon, button and Beacon 3-IN-1 glue



1.Remove plastic from tag and apply Alcohol ink to the back of the acrylic tag.
2. Add colors until you get the look you want.
3. Add color to chipboard word. I used acrylic paint.
4. Cut flowers from a die. Add Chevron pattern to the flowers with the 6” Chevron stencil by Clear Scraps.
5. Staple flowers together and create tag.
6. Glue embellishments with Beacon 1-IN-3 glue.
7. Add words, buttons and ribbon.     


Download April Tag 2016 By Connie Mercer

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tote Bag with Clear Scraps Stencils!

Hi, Connie here with a stenciled tote bag using nine different stencils by Clear Scraps.  Nine that is almost ten stencils.  Looks pretty cool, too and very fun to create.


To create a tote bag all you need is stencils, acrylic paint, spray mists, modeling paste and acrylic spray sealer.  Add color to the bag and then start layering stencils using the methods I listed.  It is really fun and you can't mess it up.  Just keep adding layers of paint, using the stencils.  Overlap the stencils and make sure the paint or spray is dry before you add another layer. 


This is the back of the canvas tote bag.  You can also doodle (freehand  work) with a permanent marker.

Products Used:

12" Fruit of the Spirit, 6" Chevron, 6" Humming Bird, 6" Numbers, 6" Puzzle, 6" Polka Dots, 6" Spiral Dots, 6" Doily and 6" Heart Wallpaper.


Acrylic paint, Spray mists, Acrylic sealer, Modeling paste.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

March Tag-Jennifer

Hello friends!  For this month's tag, I wanted to go with a St. Patrick's Day theme! And since I had the new Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title in my stash, I knew it'd be a perfect addition to my tag! 


I started with coloring my acrylic with green alcohol ink.  It's so easy to apply and dries fast! 


I wanted the green to show through a fun pattern so using my Silhouette and patterned paper, I cut a star background. 



Adding some Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive, I affixed my background at an angle on top of the tag. I then cut the excess around the edges.  


Next, I will show you how I colored my Chipboard Word Title! Using a few coats of white acrylic paint, I covered my word and allowed to dry. 


Using the 6 Inch Diamonds Mascils, I lightly misted my word with yellow spray ink.


And here is the end result! I love how it turned gives the Chipboard a little extra! 


Here is a close up of the star background! 


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope the tags from our design team are inspiring you to do some creating of your own! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard frame: Crate Paper; alcohol ink, spray ink: Ranger Ink; enamel shape: Freckled Fawn; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: Silhouette, paint, foam tape