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May 2016

In Memory Of- For Pet Losses by Pinky

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today and I have a special project for all those four footed friends who lose a pet. I never know what to do for my friends or family when they lose their beloved pet, so I decided to make little memory boards with photos. And today I wanted to share one I made using the Clear Scraps Small Scalloped Acrylic Clipboard. 

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I used the 12" Chicken Wire Mascil with a soft blue paint under the metallic paint. 

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I also used leftover stickers and pieces from the Creating Made Easy April 2016 Kit which was gorgeous and filled with Simple Stories perfect for support or loss. 

There is nothing that comforts more then having a friend create something for you, when your heart is broken, paired with compassion and love. 

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I hope you have a beautiful crafty day friends. 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

A Plus With Clear Scraps!

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today and I am not here with your usual Clear Scraps Designer post, today I am here to share a project that I helped my son with and a story about my son using Clear Scraps. 

This is my son Justice, he is an incredible student with a straight A all AP high school bound academic history. He loves learning and wants to be a Veterinarian. He reads a minimum of one book a day!

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Ok enough bragging right? My son was asked to do a 3D school project on a book he read So he decided on The Enemy by Charlie Higson which had Buckingham Palace in it with a fence and pond and garden. 

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For the pond which he wanted to be 2D/3D I decided to use a Clear Scraps 12X12 Acrylic Sheet cut into a pond shape so it would look like actual water. Now the first time we applied it, I used a Glass Effects pen in light blue, know I would add a darker blue over. 

We created little water crests and set it out overnight to dry. 

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However when we woke up, we discovered his brother decided to run his finger all over so it became a swirly pond! haha

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No everything was not to exact scale but he did receive 100% plus another 5 point bump for creativity. We used a 3D puzzle of Buckingham palace that he pieced. 

It's amazing to see you children grow and to be able to use your craft supplies to help them. OFTEN my boys come to me and say "Mom what do you have in your craft room for this"? haha

I hope you enjoyed our personal story today, my son, my hero!

Happy Monday my friends! By the way, he turned 14 on the 28th. Such a kind sweet heart. 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Summer Mini Rectangle Scallop Clipboard

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a fun little project I created using the Mini Rectangle Scallop Clipboard!  I have said this before but the Clipboards have been one of my favorite releases so far!  The smaller sizes are great for home decor or to use a favorite Instagram or Instax photo!  I took this photo of my daughter and her friend getting ready for their first trip to the pool for the summer with my Instax camera. I thought it was a perfect fit for the size of the clipboard!  


I started out by coloring my acrylic with alcohol ink (which is a fast and easy way to change the color of acrylic!).  After drying, I flipped my clipboard over to begin embellishing. 


Next, I adhered my background patterned paper using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  I wanted to add some texture to my background by using texture paste and my 6 inch Diamonds Mascil. I applied a light coat of the texture paint not worrying about the coverage being perfect. 


And here is the final result!  It almost looks like little pieces of glass! 


After dry, I was ready to add my photo and embellishments!  



Thank you for looking!  Be sure to check out the selection of clipboards at the Clear Scrap shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; texture paste:  Heidi Swapp; alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; metal charm: Tim Holtz Ideology.

May Tag~by Connie!

Hi~ the May tag is ready. Hope you like it. I was thinking about the Beach  when I created this!!


Products used:

Clear Scraps Stencils: Hope is~ Border, 6” Spiral and 6” Chevron.  Chipboard Embellishments: Kites. Tag: Acrylic.

Other:  Acrylic paint, chalk inks, rubber stamps, steel dies, trim and Beacon 3-IN-1 adhesive.


Remove plastic film from acrylic tag.

Trace the shape of the tag on the pattern paper and cut around.

Shade the paper tag. Stencil images on the paper tag.


Stencil the Anchor image and Boat Steering Wheel  image on coordinating paper and cut them out.

Use ink or acrylic paint to stencil.  Paint chipboard kite and  speckle with yellow paint. Stamp the Sea Shell on coordinating paper with ink or paint and cut it out.


Cluster images on the Acrylic tag and adhere to the front of the tag. 

Adhere paper tag to acrylic tag and add yellow trim. 

Adhere chipboard kite and speckle the tag with black paint or ink.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tablet Stand by Wendy Price

Today I'm sharing a project featuring the new Clear Scraps Scalloped Tablet Stand. I am forever running from the kitchen to the computer when I'm trying a new recipe. I am excited to have a stand for my tablet right in the kitchen now! 

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  1. Sand one side of the Tablet Stand with sandpaper. 
  2. Embellish tablet with pattern paper, stickers and die cuts. 
  3. Assemble Tablet Stand. 

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Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Scalloped Tablet Stand

Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Design Team Member


May XOXO Tag by Pinky

Hey there friends, t's just Pinky today with my version of the monthly tag! I know it's not February but I love LOVE the Clear Scraps 6" XOXO Mascil so I decided to use it on this tag.

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I took the Clear Scraps 6" XOXO Mascil and used it  on the back of the Clear Scraps Tag from the Tag Album with paint, I probably should've used a brayer but I used a foam brush. 

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Then I used a pretty Cherry Rubon on the front, and some peachy paint around the edges. I did not have a sentiment that matched so I took a card stock quote I had and covered it in glitter paint to lighten it, and added it to the top. Then added some red ribbon. It has been so much fun playing with the Clear Scraps Tags!

Have you tried our downloadable tag instructions?

Have a  beautifully crafty day friends.

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Together Layout by Wendy Price

Today I'm sharing a layout featuring Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape. 

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  1. Sand the top half of the XL Deco shape. Stencil white StazOn ink onto the sanded area with the Quilted Mascil. 
  2. Adhere pattern paper to the bottom half of the XL Deco shape. 
  3. Adhere pattern paper to the chipboard word "together".  Sand edges. Adhere to layout. 
  4. Sand acrylic heart. Color with alcohol marker. Adhere to layout.
  5. Die cut butterflies from vellum. Adhere to layout.
  6. Adhere photo and stickers to layout.


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Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

XL Deco Shapes

Together Chipboard Word

6 inch Quilt Mascil

Mini Heart Album

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon Zip Dry, Basic Grey pattern paper, Stampendous die cut, vellum, Tsukineko StazOn


Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Design Team Member



Wishes Chipboard Script Word Title Layout

Hello!  It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a layout I created using the Wishes Chipboard Script Word Title!  And I'm going to show you a couple techniques I used on my page!





If you haven't played with the Clear Scraps Mascils yet, you must try them out! There is  large variety of designs in both 6 and 12 inch as well as Border Mascils.  Here, I used the 12 inch Circles Mascil with some spray in.  This is a great way to add some depth to your project!


You can add as much ink as you see fit.....don't be afraid to play around!


I added some die cut stars and enamel dots from the collection to accent my effect!



Now, I'm going to show you how I altered my chipboard title!  I first applied an even coat of black acrylic paint to the top of the word title.


After dry, I directly applied my clear embossing ink directly to the top of the chipboard.  I made the entire surface was covered with ink.


Next, I used a generous amount of black embossing powder to cover my chipboard.


After brushing off the excess powder, I applied heat to set the color.  It creates a fun effect giving the chipboard a shiny look!



Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the selection of Chipboard Embellishments in the Clear Scraps store!

Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, brads:  Simple Stories; stamp,, spray ink:  Heidi Swapp; pigment and embossing ink, powder ,heat gun:  Ranger;  misc:  paint




Acrylic XL Shape

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! It's Irene here and for today's post, I would like to share an acrylic base layout with you all. This layout features Clear Scraps XL Deco shape which allows me to create another floating effect layout.

Here are some details on it.



Besides using the acrylic base, I've also used a cattails mascil by Clear Scraps to decorate the bottom of this layout. I've used tons of different mediums on this layout to create different textures and dimensions.

See you all soon! 

Mr & Mrs Wedding Banner by Wendy Price

Its wedding season and this banner using Clear Scraps Small Chipboard banners would be adorable for a bridal shower or wedding! 

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  1. Cover chipboard banner pieces with pattern paper. Sand edges. 
  2. Add embossing paste to chipboard letters with stencil. While the paste is still wet sprinkle with glitter.
  3. Sand acrylic heart on both sides. Color with alcohol marker. Paint back with white acrylic paint. 
  4. Adhere washi tape and chipboard letters to banner pieces.
  5. Adhere acrylic heart to banner piece.
  6. String banner pieces on twine and embellish with ribbon.

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Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Chipboard Small Pennant Banner, Mini Heart Album

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive, Pebbles pattern paper, Stampendous glitter and embossing paste, washi tape, acrylic paint, twine, ribbon, alphabet sticker

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Us Layout by Leah

Good day friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet, Feather Mirror Embellishment, and Music border.


On the front of the 12" Acrylic sheet I used my electronic die cutter to create the background. I then adhered another sheet of pattern paper on the backside of the acrylic. Essentially, this could be a double sided layout.


The mirror embellishments are so beautiful and perfect for any project.

The music border is much larger, but I cut it down to what I wanted for this layout. I can use the other piece at a later time for something else. Clear Scraps products are so versatile!


Hubby and I had a wonderful Anniversary.
Its nice to scrap about the two of us once in awhile. :)

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team

Products Used

Clear Scraps 12" Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps Feather Mirror Embellishment
Clear Scraps Music Border
Crate Paper PP
Prima Embellishment
Stazon Ink
Beacons ZipDry Adhesive

Mixed Media Pillow~

Hi, Connie here with a Mixed Media project using the unique and very cool stencils by Clear Scraps.  I used a total of nine stencils on this project.  All the way from 12" to 6" stencils. I started with a texture paste and my favorite stencil by Clear Scraps.   Layer the stencils on the canvas pillow, overlapping the stencils is a good thing.  

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Use acrylic paint, spray mists, Distress stains are all good to apply color the project.  When my project is complete I spray it with an acrylic sealer.  Sets the colors so no bleeding will occur if the project gets wet or damp.  I line up my colors of paint, along with the stencils I want to use.  Once I have used the stencils  I drop them-into the kitchen sink, full of warm soapy water,  for quick cleaning.  Then I lay them on a towel and let them dry.  Pretty "no fuss".


Example of permanent marker for outlining images.


Added some white highlights of color, to the letters, by using a small paint brush.


Clear Scraps products used:

12" Stencils: Fruit of the Spirit and Geo Pattern

6" stencils: Lamps, Doily, Quaterfoil, Quilt, Chevron, Heart Arrow and Spiral Dots.


acrylic paints, Distress Stains, Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, permanent markers.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Summer Vibes Half Fancy Send It Clear Card

Hello Clear Scraps friends! Jennifer here on the blog today with a summer themed card and tutorial!  I know I'm ready for some warm weather and creating this card has me dreaming of summer fun! 

I used the Half Fancy Send It Clear Card along with my 6 inch Polka Dots Mascil for my project.


As always, coloring acrylic is easy with a light coat of alcohol ink.  With my ink applicator,

I used Ranger Alcohol ink in Butterscotch to cover each acrylic piece. One of the nice thing is that it dries very quickly! 



I secured my Mascil to the top portion of the card (the one with the scalloped edge) with a few pieces of washi tape.  This ensures your Mascil stays in place while applying your medium.

I then applied an even amount of texture I used Heidi Swapp's Metallic Texture Paste in Blue.


Here is a close up of the final effect! The texture paint does take a bit to dry so make sure you allow plenty of time. Also, note that not every circle is perfect...and that's ok! You can apply as much or as little as you see fit. 


After allowing the paste to dry, I then embellished my card by adding patterned paper and coordinating die cuts and stickers!



On the inside of my card, I adhered a piece of woodgrain print paper with Beacon 3 in 1 Craft Glue (the best for acrylic!). I then stamped a sentiment as well as added additional embellishments. 



Thank you for stopping by today! You can check out the selection of Send It Clear Cards by clicking HERE .

Have a great day!  

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; stamp: Teresa Collins for Fiskars; border punch: Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  alcohol and pigment ink: Ranger Ink; texture paste: Heidi Swapp; adhesive:  Beacon Crafts; 3M

May Tag - Irene Tan

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all my tag for the month of May. For this month's tag, I've used Clear Scraps acrylic tag and alter it using some fun mediums.

For the background, I've first stamped on it using some floral stamps and black solvent ink. To add colors to it, I've dripped some alcohol inks on its back.

Here are some details on it.

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Hope you all like it! 

Summer Mixed Media Vertical By Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky again today and this time I have a fun SUMMER project using the newest Vertical Expressions release from Clear Scraps, and I decided to make it fancy by using the Mixers and Mascils on the Summer Expression.

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For the top I used the Cloud Mixers and created "fluffy" clouds using Modeling Paste and using the Mixer as a stencil with a dash of glitter. 

I added the modeling paste sprinkled with white glitter, allowing it to fully dry then spray painted the back with a light blue paint. 

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After that I used the 3X12 Waves Border Mascil to paint some watery waves. I used a teal paint on the front and a lighter blue on the back. 

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Then I added sand paste to the bottom to represent the sun, sea, and sand of summer beach trips. 

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After everything dried I handpainted the sunglasses in a gold paint, then when it was dried I added the glitter "lens" with a paint brush and glitter. 

It was a fu project that I hoped convey the love of the beach and summer. I am happy with the end result and cannot wait to hang it on my wall. 

I love that the Mascils make fantastic stencils and the Mixers too!

Have a beautifully crafty day my friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer